Massage is the practice of rubbing and kneading the body using the hands. During a massage, a masseuse will apply gentle or strong pressure to the muscles and joints of the body to ease pain and tension. Massage can be combined with different services such as waxing, body scrubs and even haircut to leave your body feeling well and rejuvenated. There are different types of massages but in this article we will cover the two basic types of massages, Swedish massage and Deep tissue massage, which we offer at Top Rose salon and spa.
Swedish massage is a gentle full-body massage that’s great for people who are new to massage, want to release tension or desire gentle touch. It can help release muscle knots, and it’s also a good choice for when you want to fully relax during a massage. For this massage, you’ll remove your clothes, though you may choose to keep your underwear on. You’ll be covered with a sheet while lying on the massage table. The massage therapist will move the sheet to uncover areas that they are actively working on. The massage therapist will use a combination of kneading, long flowing strokes in the direction of the heart, deep circular motion and passive joint movement techniques. Usually it will last 45min to 1 hr.
Deep tissue massage uses more pressure than a Swedish massage. It’s a good option if you have muscle problems, such as soreness, injury, imbalance, tightness and chronic muscle pain. During a deep tissue massage, your massage therapist will use slow strokes and deep finger pressure to relieve tension from the deepest layers of your muscles and connective tissues. You can be naked during this massage or wear your underwear. The massage will last 60 to 90 minutes. While deep tissue may be more intense, you shouldn’t feel any pain or soreness.
How much does a massage cost? These two types of massages Prices vary. The Swedish massage at Top rose salon and spa will cost only 2000ksh while the deep tissue massage will cost up to 3000ksh. This week we have the Swedish Massage on offer at 1800!
We recommend for one to Experiment with different types of massage and with different masseuse to find the type and provider that’s best for you. Always communicate your expectations and intentions with your massage therapist before starting a massage. Once you see improvements you can space out your sessions Keep in mind that one session isn’t usually enough to heal you completely. You’ll likely need to have several frequent sessions.
Postscript: Massage may be a way for you to feel better physically, mentally, and emotional. This is because it has been proven to treat muscle knots. Muscle knots are hard, sensitive areas of muscles that tighten and contract even when the muscle is at rest. They can be caused by a sedentary lifestyle, overusing or injuring your muscle and poor posture. Dehydration, unhealthy eating habits, and stress and anxiety may also contribute to muscle knots. Muscle knots can occur anywhere in the body, but they’re usually found in your back, shoulders and neck. Muscle knots can cause symptoms in areas outside of the muscles, including headaches, toothaches and earaches. You may also experience stress, anxiety, and depression, and have difficulty sleeping.
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