You might be frazzled from city life, have back pain from being hunched over an office all day, have an injury, or be struggling with aches and pains. However, you need no excuse to relax and treat yourself. Here are all your questions answered.
With so many places in Birmingham city centre to get a massage and so many different therapists to choose from in the UK’s second city, choosing where to get a massage can be hard. We’ve selected our best, most relaxing massages to make sure yours doesn’t disappoint.
In a city as sporty as Birmingham, there are so many places to book a sports massage. Whether you’ve overdone it lapping round Eastside City Park, or you’ve gone too hard in one of the city’s many gyms, here’s the best place to get a sports massage in Birmingham:
It might feel a little odd at first to have stones placed around your body, but it’s backed up by science. Hot stone massages can reduce anxiety, relieve stress, pain and aches around the body, and improve your sleep – before long you’ll be queueing up for one with all those benefits to go at. But before you go raiding the garden for soft pebbles, this isn’t one to try at home.
Relax, unwind and fully let go with a hot stone massage. As one of the most luxurious forms of massage, trust us it feels amazing when the massage therapist places them on your body. It’s definitely worth it with so many benefits for your mental health, too.
There’s no doubt all massages are good for relieving stress, but some are definitely more relaxing than others. These forms of massage are most credited with helping reduce stress and boost wellbeing:
Not all massages are made equal. Even if you go in for a particular style—Swedish, deep-tissue, or trigger-point, say—an experienced therapist will most often pull from a variety of modalities to achieve what you want. With so many different therapists using so many different techniques, how can you ensure you’ll get a relaxing massage that leaves you feeling looser, lighter, and with fewer aches and pains?
Whatever the reason, a massage sounds like—and usually is—one of the best ways to decompress and reset yourself when you're stressed.
There's almost an unlimited number of types to treat just about any ailment, and they're all pretty different. Before you book your next (or first) appointment, check out this guide to get the basics.
Your body's pretty good at letting you know it needs a massage—if only it could also tell you what type of massage it would most benefit from. If you're new to massage or have never ventured past your normal Swedish session, it might be confusing to navigate all the different types of massage out there. Luckily, we're here to help you decipher the many different styles and benefits of massage so you can book the one that's best for you.