Edinburgh is a beautiful place to live – but when you’re working hard and socialising harder, you need to take a break. Revitalise your mind, body and soul with a massage in the city. Before you hop on the table, check out our answers to these FAQs.
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You can find almost every type of massage in Edinburgh, but when you’re after total and utter relaxation, these are the top three:
1. Swedish massage . Perfect for beginners, this gentle massage involves a therapist kneading out those knots in your back – relieving any aches and pains.
2. Hot stone massage. Heated stones are placed on your body, warming up your deepest muscles to feed them with oxygen and nutrients that support healing.
3. Aromatherapy. Fragrant aromatherapy oils create an oasis of calm, relaxing your senses while your therapist gently massages your muscles.
To make sure your massage is everything you dreamed of and more, check out our article about the different massage techniques and tips.
During a full-body massage, a therapist will knead and work your muscles from head to toe – for the ultimate de-stress experience. If you’ve never had one before, here are some things to know:
If you’d prefer to keep your clothes on, try a Thai massage or reflexology in Edinburgh. Whatever you decide to go for, you can find more tips about massage etiquette in our helpful guide.
Thai massage is an ancient practice of healing from the mysterious east, which has a whole range of benefits, as reported in Medical News Today :
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.