There's Deep Tissue Massage, Swedish Massage, Sports Massage, Shiatsu Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Indian Head Massage - as well as Thai Massage and Ayurvedic Massage.
There are so many types of massage - so where do you start? How do you know which one is right for you?
In a nutshell all you need to do is relax, trust your therapist and be willing to let go
Swedish massage stimulates blood flow and lymph drainage which removes toxins and waste as well as helping oxygen to flow more easily.
Massage also has a dramatic effect on the nervous system.
Massage can help engage the parasympathetic system which helps you to restore the balance and calm you down.
This is something that we are often unable to do ourselves with the demands and pressures that everyday life can throw at us. You might find it difficult to switch off when you go to sleep, and end up sending emails to yourself to remind yourself to do things the following day.
Massage can also energise you by helping you sleep better, improve mental alertness, improve mood and ease anxiety.
We can cope with some stress - we need some stress in our lives but not too much! And not for too long
We just need a break from that stress from time to time. And massage is the answer.