Relaxation vs Therapeutic Massage
At Body Ache Escape we specialize in therapeutic massage, but most wonder what is that anyways.
Relaxation Massage- This is what people usually get when they got a gift certificate and only come when it’s about to expire. It is a general massage that is only meant to relax, not to fix anything. It is a Swedish style massage using techniques such as friction, kneading, percussion and stroking. If you have any aches or pains, you will not want to choose this, you will want to choose therapeutic.
Therapeutic Massage- The therapeutic/deep tissue massage will be the option that most clients choose. If your neck is stiff or your low back has been bothering you, a therapeutic massage will most likely help. This massage consists of different techniques that the therapist has learned in continuing education courses. The techniques, depending on the therapist, could consist of trigger point, myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy, medical massage, craniosacral therapy, and many more.
One thing to be aware of…deep tissue is not always synonymous with deep pressure. A massage does not always have to have a lot of pressure to be effective. If the techniques hurt, a client will most of the time not be able to relax into the technique, which will cause the massage not to be as effective.