What is the Best Massage For Me?
If there’s one thing we know best, its massage! We’ve been relieving stiff muscles and tight knots for years across the globe. With so many massage styles on offer, you might be struggling to choose the best massage for you. To help out, we’ve put together our own HoMedics Massage Guide, using all of our finger magic knowledge. Of course, our hearts will always lie with Shiatsu massage but there are plenty of massage options to go round.
The first step to finding the perfect massage for you lies in the answer to this question:
Why do you need a massage?
Stress and Anxiety
Life is so busy these days, and busyness can make life stressful. In times of stress, our bodies respond by entering the “fight or flight” mode. Whether we fight or take flight, we still experience an increased level of cortisol. These days, we’re not likely to face a wild beast to release our hiked up stress hormone onto. Instead, we sit with it and this can lead to headaches, trouble sleeping and digestive problems. All of which are common symptoms of anxiety. So to combat these symptoms, you need to reduce those cortisol levels. A deeply relaxing massage is a really enjoyable way to do just that.
We'd recommend an Acupressure Massage: it works on the theory that stimulating certain pressure points on the body can relieve built up stress. A lovely treatment delivered by our HoMedics Foldaway Luxury Footspa would be a great choice, you can run your feet over the acu-nodes to stimulate your solar plexus. It also folds flat - so that takes care of any storage stress.
Niggles and Aches
Experts reckon that about 80% of adults experience lower back ache at some point in their lifetimes. As one of the leading causes for missed work days and job-related debility, it’s a problem that impacts on everyday life. Often it begins as a twinging, acute pain that bothers us but, not enough to stop us working and playing. Left untreated, aches can become more painful and even cause long term problems.
Yep, we thought as much. You need a Rolling Massage. Running the length of your back with gentle pressure to stretch and roll over dull aches and sore spots that require a little bit of TLC. A massage therapist might use a variety of techniques to do this for you: open palm, knuckles, closed fist and thumbs. Our Shiatsu Max 2.0 is a popular customer favourite for being able to enjoy the same rolling massage treatment at home. You can also warm the nodes to enjoy a soothing and comforting heat.
I Want to Feel Good!
If you’re feeling sluggish and in need of a pick me up. There are some great massages you can enjoy for an energy boost, to wind down and/or to center yourself. It’s important to look after your well-being, something we are all guilty of taking for granted. We need to keep our mind and body running like any other well-oiled machine, by making time for a service.
Let's talk Shiatsu Massage. That’s one of many reasons why Shiatsu is at the core of our massage obsession! It’s a traditional form of bodywork from Japan using kneading, tapping, stretching and soothing techniques. There are no oils or creams used and there’s also no need to strip off – light clothing is perfect.
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