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Massage in Aberdeen

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Aberdeen is on the up. But even amid its buzzing centre and thriving food and drink scene, there are still pockets of peace to be found in the city – with massage deals near you. Whether you want a deep tissue massage to knead out the knots or fancy a more exotic Thai massage to energise your mind and body, there’s a massage voucher in Aberdeen to suit everyone.

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Massage in Aberdeen: things to know before you go

A massage in Aberdeen can revitalise your body and focus your mind on the things you care about. If you’re unsure where to start with your massage, we’ve answered your most frequently asked questions here.

Where can you get the best massage in Aberdeen?

Life in north-east Scotland can be draining – especially if you have a demanding job and family life in this bustling port city. A massage in Aberdeen can alleviate aches, pains and tension and completely soothe your senses. With so many great places offering deals in the city – we’ve selected some of the best:

What is the difference between a Thai and Chinese massage?

While western massage practices generally aim for relaxation, eastern treatments tend to focus on energy flow. But there are some differences between eastern techniques – take note before you book a Chinese or Thai massage in Aberdeen.

Thai Massage

  • Energy channels are known as Sen
  • Uses yoga-style stretches
  • You take an active role on the floor
  • Pressure is applied across your body through palms, thumbs, forearms and knees
  • The massage is non-linear

Chinese Massage

  • Energy channels are known as Qi
  • Two main techniques are used:
    1. Tui Na – uses kneading, chopping and stretching to relieve tensions, aches, pains and blockages, similar to a deep tissue massage
    2. Zhi Ya – pinching and pressing techniques are used on the skin, to improve circulation and improve the energy flow
  • You take a passive role on a massage table

What is the right massage etiquette?

Whatever your massage preference – from Thai, deep tissue, Chinese or a sports massage in Aberdeen – it’s important to make sure you follow the right etiquette. Check out our handy guide to massage etiquette.

Our top tips for a massage in Aberdeen:

  • Shower before your massage – this will help with oil absorption
  • Don’t worry about shaving
  • Only undress as far as you are comfortable
  • Don’t feel pressured to talk during the massage
  • If something doesn’t feel right, tell your therapist
  • Avoid eating a large meal beforehand

What are the benefits of getting a massage?

A massage in Aberdeen delivers many benefits. It can revitalise your mind and body enough to allow you to carry on with your life with more energy – whether that’s at work in the city centre, doing the school run, or both.

These benefits apply to all types of massage, including Thai, Chinese, deep tissue and sports massages:

  • Relaxation and rejuvenation
  • Boost your immune system through increased blood flow
  • Detoxification of the body
  • Feeling of serenity – boosted by the increased release of serotonin
  • Reduction of stress hormone cortisol
  • Relief of muscle and joint pain

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