If you are thinking of getting a massage then the first thing you need to decide on is which type you want to get. There are different types of massage for different things, and in this article I’ll be looking at three of them to see which is the best for you.

Swedish Massage

This type of massage is mainly for relaxation purposes. It is world famous as being one of the most relaxing types of massage that you can get. If you are looking for a way to unwind and reduce stress that occurs in the neck and back then Swedish massage is probably for you.

Sports massage

A sports massage is a different kind of massage because it is not about relaxation but instead about helping sports injuries to recover quicker. It is similar to a deep tissue massage in that it is a lot firmer massage and you might be sore the day after! In some cases it can help a sports injury, but you should always contact your physiotherapist and check it is suitable for your condition first.

Aromatherapy Massage

This is similar to a Swedish massage in that it is used for relaxation. Usually different oils are used with different aromatic properties.

These are just a few of the different types of massage, there are plenty more! Make sure that you choose the right one for you otherwise you might be disappointed if the massage isn’t what you expect it to be. Never use a massage for medical purposes unless you have consulted your doctor first.