What Type of Massage is Suitable For Me? | Heal Spa

Massage is the practice of rubbing and kneading the body using the hands. To ease pain and tension, a massage therapist will apply gentle to firm pressure on the body’s muscles and joints.

However, with hundreds of variations to choose from, picking the right type of massage can be challenging. Read on to learn about different types of massages in Singapore, as well as which one might be suitable for you.

Aromatherapy Massage

An aromatherapy massage uses soft, gentle pressure while applying diluted essential oils to your body. Besides easing the tension in your muscles, using different fragrances works as an emotional healing component. It is best for those who enjoy the scent and want an emotional healing component during their session. The aromatherapy massage can effectively:

Reduce Feelings of Stress

The calming effect of aromatherapy oil will help you to relax and let go of the tension that has built up over the week. When this is paired with the power of touch, our bodies begin to release oxytocin, which is also known as the happy hormone.

Foot Massage

After long, exhausting workdays, you will love nothing more than having your tired feet massaged and pampered with a tension-releasing, detoxifying foot massage. This massage therapy involves applying pressure to the reflex zones on the soles of your feet that correspond to various organs and systems of the body. The goal of foot reflexology includes:

Ensure Smoother Blood Circulation

Most of us spend a lot of our time sitting down nowadays, which means the muscles in our feet rarely get to exercise. Not only is it great for stimulating blood flow, but giving yourself a therapeutic foot massage can also significantly improve circulation in the legs and feet.

Relieve Heel Discomfort

Foot massage can stimulate blood flow to the area, loosen tight muscles, and provide relief from the discomfort.

Relieve Heel Discomfort

Hot Stone Massage

A hot stone massage is exceptional for those troubled with tense muscles and damaged soft tissues throughout their body. During this session, the massage therapist will place smooth, heated stones on certain parts of your body. As the heat from the hot stone penetrates your body, it helps to:

Soothe Body Aches

Heat is a well-known natural pain reliever. If tension is behind an ache or pain, heat can be enormously effective at relieving the tension and thus easing the pain.

Promote Better Sleep

For those with insomnia or who struggle to achieve deep sleep, regular massages with hot stones can help them have more restorative sleep.

Lymphatic Detoxification

Lymphatic detoxification is a massage technique designed to stimulate the natural flow of lymph, a fluid that aids in the removal of toxins and waste from the body. It involves using rhythmic and light strokes to encourage the movement of lymph through the lymphatic system. Some primary objectives for lymphatic drainage massage include:

Excrete Toxins From the Body

Lymphatic detoxification assists in reducing toxins, excess fluid, and metabolic waste from the body. Improved lymphatic circulation helps flush out harmful substances, aiding the body’s natural detoxification process.

Neck and Shoulder Therapy

Daily activities such as prolonged standing, maintaining the same position for an extended period, and driving can cause stress and pain in the body, leading to discomfort and reduced productivity. If you are experiencing chronic pain, stress, or tension, neck and shoulder massage therapy can be highly beneficial to:

Excrete Toxins From the Body

Neck and shoulder massages relieve pain by relaxing the muscles. As a result, oxygen is supplied more effectively to the muscles, reducing discomfort, swelling, and inflammation.

Improve Body Posture

Poor posture may also cause lower back pain and other injuries. A massage focusing on your neck and shoulder muscles relaxes them, releasing tension and stress.

Pre-natal Massage

Pre-natal massage is a safe way for women to get a massage during pregnancy. The therapist will focus on areas such as your lower back, hips, and legs. Pre-natal massage uses mild pressure similar to Swedish massage to help:

Reduce Pregnancy Stress

Massage can have positive effects by increasing the release of hormones such as oxytocin and serotonin, improving your mood and relieving the stress that pregnancy places on the body.

Relieve Muscle Aches and Joint Pain

Pregnancy is frequently accompanied by physical discomforts. This massage will help improve blood flow and boost the lymphatic system, which in turn flushes out toxins.

Shiatsu Massage

Shiatsu massage combines Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) healing concepts and Japanese bodywork massage techniques. In brief, Shiatsu refers to finger pressure. It uses fingers, thumbs, palms, or even elbows to apply pressure at your acupuncture points to clear the meridians. Also known as acupressure, it is beneficial to:

Promote Emotional Calm

Shiatsu massage is excellent for releasing tightly wound muscles, releasing endorphins to boost your mood. It brings balance to your body while preventing further build-ups of stress in the body.

Improve Sleep

After the massage, you will feel more relaxed and ready for a good night’s sleep. Better sleep often comes with decreased fatigue levels, leaving you better rested to tackle your busy life!

Swedish Massage

Although it is one of Singapore’s most popular healing massages, Swedish massage is originally from Sweden as its name suggests. By using a combination of flowing strokes, kneading, percussive movements, circular pressure, and rapid shaking, the main goal of this massage is:

Promote Relaxation

Many of us lead busy lives, both over-scheduled and overworked. Reducing muscle tension and soothing the neurological system can clear your body and mind of stress-related reactions.

Promote Emotional Calm

Swedish massage therapy dilates blood vessels and widens membrane pores, allowing the body to deliver more blood to muscles and organs.

Ready to Choose the Most Suitable Massage for You?

You can choose from many types of massage therapy, depending on what your body needs. If you are unsure which massage to get, please contact us for more information. Our therapists are always ready to assist and recommend the best massage type for you based on your symptoms.

Whether you seek relief from work-related stress, body pain, or want to improve your overall wellness, you will surely find a massage treatment that suits your needs at HealSpa. Book an appointment with us today to experience our relaxing and rejuvenating touch!