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Massage in London: things to know before you go

Trying to figure out which massage will suit you best? Wonder no more, we’ve got all the answers to your burning questions below.

What are the benefits of massage?

Every type of massage has a variety of different benefits. For example, a hot stone massage at London Massage 4u will focus more on relaxation, opening up the blood vessels to allow more circulation throughout the body. While a sports massage at Fit Body London, situated in south-east London, will focus more on key pressure points to alleviate muscle strain and improve flexibility.

Having said that, here are some of the general benefits a massage can provide:

  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Improve sleep
  • Lessen pain and inflammation
  • Boost the immune system
  • Relieve headaches
  • Increase general well-being
  • Provide relaxation

How long does a massage take?

Every massage is different, as is every individual, so it will depend on the type of massage treatment you need. Some massages which only target specific areas of your body may only take 30 minutes, such as the back aromatherapy massage offered at Bang Sha-Bang Wellness. While others, such as a full body deep-tissue massage at BodyWell Group, may last over an hour.

What are the side effects of massage?

You’ll feel more relaxed, have increased energy levels and feel as though you’ve just returned from a two-week holiday in the Bahamas – without spending the time or money.

In all seriousness, it depends on what massage you’re having. For some massages, like a sports or deep-tissue massage, you may feel some slight discomfort or pain afterwards. This is perfectly normal and the massage therapist will explain all this to you before they begin.

With all massages, there’s a high possibility you’ll get no negative side effects whatsoever, apart from the desire to book another treatment soon.

What type of massage is right for me?

Choosing which type of massage is right for you really depends on how you want to feel afterwards.

For example, if you suffer from chronic aches and pains, you may benefit from a deep-tissue massage, as this will increase the pressure to target and relieve those problematic areas.

Meanwhile, if you’re more interested in pampering yourself with some tension relief, then a longer, full-body massage will soothe your stresses from head to toe. We recommend a seaweed facial followed by an aromatherapy massage, as offered by Depilex Health and Beauty.

There’s plenty of choices available among all the deals and discounts on massages in London, so take a look and find the perfect choice for you!