Massage – Which one is right for you?

While we’re aware that massages can alleviate muscle tension, stress, and even chronic pain, the different categories of massage can be somewhat perplexing. Often, when we seek a massage, we aim for a general sense of well-being. However, did you know that your lifestyle, job, age, and overall health should influence your choice of massage? For example, Remedial (or ‘Sports’) Massage can do wonders for your posture, counteracting the adverse effects of a sedentary job. On the other hand, stress-relieving massages offer holistic benefits such as improved sleep, enhanced immune function, and reduced anxiety. In this guide, we’ll help you discover which massage is the perfect fit for you and when to opt for it.

Remedial Massage (High Intensity)

Remedial massage, often referred to as ‘Sports Massage,’ might sound daunting if you don’t have a sports-related injury or specific weakness. However, it’s one of the most intense massages available and could be exactly what you need, especially if you’re a massage enthusiast. This treatment focuses on stimulating lymph fluids and enhancing blood circulation, making it suitable not only for sports injuries and chronic pain but also for anyone looking to improve their range of motion and flexibility. By strengthening ligaments and tendons, preventing injuries, and enhancing flexibility, Remedial Massage contributes significantly to overall maintenance and well-being.

Deep Tissue Massage (Medium Intensity)

This category includes treatments like the Santi Deep Tissue and Swedish Massages. Deep Tissue Massage targets various layers of tissue, including muscles, tendons, and fascia, with the goal of relaxation, lengthening, and strain release. It realigns your posture and helps you regain free movement. Unlike classic Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage can concentrate more specifically on areas of concern. Swedish Massage, known as the Western Standard in generalized massage therapy, is a time-tested technique proven to improve circulation, eliminate toxins, and effectively address tendons, ligaments, and joints. It combines long, gliding strokes with kneading and classic pressure techniques to relax the entire body. The firm pressure of a Swedish massage offers several benefits, including increased range of motion, pain relief, and long-term tension release.

Specialized Massage (Lower Intensity)

We provide specialized treatments designed to target specific concerns, including cellulite reduction, pregnancy comfort, and overall well-being through aromatherapy:

Pregnancy Massage: This massage eases muscular and joint discomfort and alleviates anxiety and stress by triggering mood-enhancing hormonal responses. Our highly skilled therapists personalize the treatment, incorporating elements of Swedish Massage to cater to your evolving needs. (Please note that pregnancy massage is available after the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.)

Cellulite Massage: Cellulite, often found on the thighs, buttocks, hips, and stomach, results from fat deposits pushing through connective tissue, creating a dimpled effect. Exercise and diet alone may not address these specific areas, but massage can directly target cellulite structure. This massage also facilitates lymph node drainage, prevents water retention, and initiates detoxification.

Aromatherapy Massage: With a dual therapeutic effect, aromatherapy massage releases tension through essential oil inhalation and skin absorption, providing a multisensory and holistic experience. Profoundly relaxing, aromatherapy massage is ideal for addressing sleep issues, anxiety-related complaints, and even eczema.

Choose the massage that aligns with your needs and preferences at Santi. Experience the benefits of tailored massage therapies that enhance your overall well-being.