Healing Touch

What sort of massage is right for you, right now?

Have the words “deep relaxation” and “calm” lost all meaning to you? Perhaps it’s time to take a well-deserved pause by embracing the wonders of massage. The physical benefits include reduced muscle tension, improved circulation and a reduction of stress hormones. Say no more?

HOT STONE

This relaxing back massage uses smooth, flat and heated rocks placed at key points on the body and used to work the muscles.

Try: Pure Indulgence relaxing back massage with hot stone 40 mins, $89.

DEEP TISSUE

Firm pressure and slow strokes are used to reach deeper layers of muscle. It’s used to relieve aches and pain, including muscle tightness and stiffness.

Try: Keep in Touch Health Therapies deep tissue massage 40 mins, $50.

AROMATHERAPY

Aromatherapy massage is Swedish massage therapy using massage oil or lotion that contains essential oils, which activate healing properties in your body.

Try: Massage Philosophy aromatherapy massage with natural oils 40 mins, $55.

REFLEXOLOGY

Also known as zone therapy, this is massage of the ‘reflex’ points in the feet that correspond to other areas of the body. Not for the ticklish!

Try: Massage Grace reflexology massage 40 mins, $45.

ACUPRESSURE

Based on the principles of acupuncture, pressure is applied to points of the body to clear blocked meridians. And it’s needle-free.

Try: Li's Massage acupressure 60 mins, $60.

EXPRESS

It may seem like a contradiction, but sometimes you don’t have an hour to spare in the day, which is where the express massage comes in.

Try: The Fours Day Spa express neck, arms, and shoulder 20 mins, $25.

 

So once the retail therapy is done it might be time to take a break at one of our many massage clinics to relax and unwind. To find our stores click here.