By Joanne Elliott
Best massage photo © David Davis
The term best massage depends on the specific type of experience that you would like to have. The main general elements that people usually want their massage to encompass are as follows:
- Massage for relaxation
- Massage for invigoration
- Massage for refreshing and revitalizing the body
- Massage for rejuvenating and re-energizing the body
Of course this is not an exhaustive list, however the general principles remain the same from both between and within different cultures. The chosen methods, set ups, surroundings and other elements of a massage are of course very personal and individual. It will depend upon your state of mind and your aim overall as to what is the best massage for you to go with at any one given time or in any one given scenario. Unless you are very familiar with your own preferences it is well worth taking the time to think about and strongly consider what your body it trying to tell you… are you tired? Are you stressed? Are you uncomfortable in body, mind, or even spirit? Or maybe you are merely in need of some quality time for relaxing pampering your body in general… massage is a great opportunity to wind down and reflect on your life, and everything that is going on within it and around it, at any given period of time.
Different companies offer different products and services so it is well worth having a good look around to see what sort of options might be best suited to your needs. When you have selected a company or a specific specialist to go to then you can begin the more personal, more one to one, process of establishing your wants and needs before you even arrive at the venue for your massage.
Best massage for relaxation
In general, the best massage for relaxation is slow and deep. Sometimes they can also involve aspects such as Indian Head Massage, facials and nail care. This is the sort of ‘Spa Day’ relaxation treatment that dreams are made from. Relaxing, ambient music is always a complimentary addition to these sorts of massages. The massages that are aimed at relaxing and rejuvenating the body are often the best sort of massages to go for if you want to refresh and revitalize your body.
Best massages for invigoration
The best massage for invigorating and stimulating the body is usually more heady and potentially "rough". Your senses will be further stimulated to create a deeper feeling of energy and internal strength. The use of scented oils and more powerful, more stimulating, massage music is often used in there invigorating treatments. The massages that are aimed at rejuvenating and re-energizing the body are often the best sort of massages to go for if you want to invigorate and revitalize your body.