Massage in Glasgow: things to know before you go
Different types of massage focus on different areas of the body and types of pain. To make sure you book the right massage in Glasgow, check out these common questions people ask before a treatment.
What is the best massage in Glasgow?
- Swedish massage is generally the most popular type of massage for first timers. This Scandinavian massage therapy uses oils and long-gliding strokes to detoxify your muscles, leaving you feeling revitalised and serenely relaxed.
- Deep-tissue massage is similar – and goes deeper into any problem muscles to relieve any aches and pains, releasing tension in both your mind and body. It boosts blood circulation to feed any injuries with oxygen and nutrients, leaving you feeling thoroughly rejuvenated when you head out the door and back on with your Glasgow life.
Living in a city as big as Glasgow, finding just 30-60 minutes to treat yourself is essential. And there are clinics across the Glasgow where you can do that – for example, Fitness Is My Life offer excellent massage deals for Swedish or deep-tissue massages.
What happens in a full body massage?
From booking your massage in Glasgow to leaving the clinic after your treatment, here is a general guide to what’s involved:
- Book your massage in Glasgow.
- Your therapist will let you know what the massage treatment involves.
- After privately undressing and slipping into a gown, place yourself under the towel on a massage table.
- Your therapist will gently massage certain areas of your body, including your arms, legs, hands, feet, neck, back, stomach and buttocks.
- Turn over under the towel, so the therapist can work on your other side. You can specify if you don’t want a certain area to be touched.
- Get dressed in again private.
If you would rather keep your modesty and remain fully clothed, reflexology in Glasgow is a good alternative as it just focuses on your feet.
What is the difference between a sports massage and a deep-tissue massage?
Sports massages are often confused with deep-tissue massages, as they are similar in style but the benefits vary. Here are the main differences:
- A sports massage is localised to a specific part of your body. This makes it ideal for sports related injury or performance boosting. It focuses mainly on soft tissue, relieving tension and restoring blood flow.
- A deep-tissue massage is a full body massage. Rather than being localised to one area, it kneads deep into the tissues. As a more general massage type, it’s best for relaxing tense muscles.
Whether you have pains from being hunched over your desk at your office in the West End, or you’ve picked up an injury jogging around South Side, a deep-tissue or sports massage in Glasgow can help.
What are the benefits of a reflexology massage?
Reflexology is the ancient healing practice that focuses on your feet (so it’s not for those with ticklish feet). With 7,000 nerve endings, your feet connect to the rest of your body and organs through energy channels, promoting healing and relaxation.
Some of the benefits of reflexology include:
- Stress reduction
- Pain reduction
- Increased flow of energy
- Circulation boost
- Stimulation of your digestive system
- Detoxifying your body