In a world that seems to pile on the pressure and requires more and more of our time there is a greater need for all of us to relax a little more. For some, this means a lazy night in front of the TV or a nice steamy bath with a good book. But what if you really want to treat yourself. One of the best forms of relaxation is massage and if you were to go to your local spa, you would find an array of different types of massage styles available. Here are some that guarantee to zap away they stress and make you feel relaxed.
* Swedish Massage
The most common form of massage and what most people think of when they hear the word massage. A lot of western massage practices have their roots in Swedish massage and the massage itself can be tailored to what helps you relax best e.g. slow and calming or firm and vigorous. Any spa of repute will practice Swedish massage.
* Ayurvedic Massage Therapy
The more spiritual based Ayurvedic massage is an eastern practice and is heavily influenced by Hinduism. Ayurvedic massage centers around the use of hot oils specific to the needs of the client. A similar more western practice would be Aromatherapy massage. Not only does it help with the physical ailments of stress it can also provide relief for those suffering from more mental forms of stress as well. Less common in a western spa than a Swedish massage but still readily available for those who wish to try.
Another hugely popular form of massage in spas. Reflexology is a type of foot massage that revolves around the theory that the rest of our body is somehow connected or linked to our feet. By applying pressure to certain points of our feet a massage therapist is able to release the stress and tension in other parts of our body, both internally and externally. Reflexology enthusiasts are always quick to elaborate on the relaxing nature of this practice.
There are countless other types of massage available to you so be sure to do some research before you head down the spa and enjoy a nice relaxing session.