Massage Frequently Asked Questions

Massage Therapy

Massage Frequently Asked Questions

Looking to indulge in the tranquillity of our massage services at The Body Wellness
We would love to welcome you.

Here are some frequently asked questions about what you can expect from our massage services.
Should you have any questions that haven’t been covered yet, or you’d like to discuss a particular treatment plan, we invite you to contact us — we’re always here to help.

How often should I get a massage?

The frequency of massages depends on your personal needs and circumstances.
If dealing with acute issues like injury or chronic pain, weekly sessions may be helpful initially.

For stress management or relaxation, a monthly massage might suffice, whereas athletes or those on a wellness routine could benefit from weekly or bi-weekly massages.

Frequently Asked Questions Massage The Body Wellness Clinic

What is the best time of day to get a body massage?

Ultimately, the best time for a body massage is one that fits into your schedule and meets your body’s needs.

Paying attention to your body and identifying when it might benefit most from the restorative effects of a massage can help you make the most of this therapeutic experience.

Here are some tips that may be useful in planning your massage:

What does an Indian Head Massage do?

Our Indian Head Massage is one of the most truly invigorating yet calming massage
services, that focuses on your entire back, arms, shoulders, neck, head and face.

Known for promoting better sleep, Indian Head Massage is also attributed to easing headaches, improving concentration, and boosting hair health.

In addition, it can enhance your mood and leave you with an overall sense of tranquillity and well-being.

Which massage is best for the full body?

We wholeheartedly endorse our full-body sports and deep-tissue massage, services meticulously designed to address tension and aid relaxation.These massages are not just about physical comfort, but also about nurturing a state of complete well-being.

Taking this experience to the next level, we also offer the option of integrating magnesium or CBD oil into your massage session for an enhanced experience.The inclusion of these elements can deliver additional benefits for your body and mind.

What is holistic massage?

Holistic massage treats the mind, body, and spirit as interconnected entities.
It offers relaxation for tense muscles, improved digestion, enhanced lymphatic function, and reduced physical and mental stress.

Regular sessions can improve sleep, concentration, circulation, and breathing. It is accessible to all ages and provides a holistic approach to self-care and well-being.

In today’s fast-paced world, our holistic/Swedish massage services provide much-needed rejuvenation and stress relief. With just one session every couple of months, people can experience a positive impact on their overall health.

Incorporating holistic massage into a regular routine can lead to improved sleep, reduced stress, enhanced blood pressure, decreased muscular tension, and an overall better quality of life.

What does a deep tissue massage do?

Our deep tissue therapeutic massage services target the profound layers of muscles with the goal to elongate tight muscles, disband adhesions and knots, and
consequently restore mobility and enhance the range of motion.

This technique proves beneficial in alleviating neck and upper back tension, backache, leg muscle soreness, sciatica, and tension headaches. It is also effective in lowering blood pressure, improving circulation, and providing relief from various other ailments.

We find that deep tissue massage is particularly effective for conditions caused by stress, exercise, sporting activities, postural issues, or injuries. The therapy can also improve areas prone to tension, such as the lower back, shoulders, hands, feet, hips, and jaw.

What is sports massage for?

While the name may suggest otherwise, sports massage services aren’t exclusively for athletes.

The name refers to a set of precise techniques and the application of increased pressure during the treatment, that focuses on the soft tissue and is typically associated with athletic performance and conditioning.

What happens to your body during a sports massage?

Sports massage services are aimed at enhancing the quality of muscle tissue and assisting in breaking down scar tissue, thereby promoting the body’s ability to mend damaged and injured tissue.
Regular sports massages can enhance your flexibility and mobility, provide pain relief and more. 

Over time, this contributes to your ability to relax. Additionally, having a sports massage before or after exercising can bolster performance, speed up recovery,
and help prevent injuries.

What is an aromatherapy massage?

Aromatherapy massage, a variant of Swedish holistic massage services, incorporates the use of high-quality oils infused with essential oils. 

Produced from highly concentrated plant extracts, they can be customised to fit a client’s needs by a qualified aromatherapist, or pre-blended oils can be used for simplicity and efficiency.

What to expect during an aromatherapy massage?

During an aromatherapy massage, the skin absorbs the molecules of these essential oils. 
It is believed that this promotes beneficial changes in the mind and body by affecting the limbic system, an area of the brain known for influencing the nervous system.

Each essential oil used in aromatherapy possesses unique properties, with some instilling calm and relaxation, whilst others provide stimulation and energy.

What is a magnesium massage?

Our magnesium massage services can alleviate muscle tightness and improve mobility.
Effective for managing pain, including conditions like sciatica and tension headaches, magnesium massage is popular among athletes for faster recovery.

The addition of magnesium enhances relaxation and provides a calming effect on the nervous system during a holistic or Swedish massage.
In addition, magnesium has been known to improve skin conditions, promote better bone density, support cardiovascular health, aid in diabetes management, and relieve symptoms of migraines, insomnia, and depression. 

It also helps regulate blood pressure
and reduces cramping, promoting muscular relaxation.

What to expect during a CBD massage

The practices involved in a CBD massage bear a close resemblance to those of a standard massage. 

The main difference lies in the use of a lotion or oil that’s been infused with CBD, which is applied to the skin throughout the session.

What does CBD massage do?

A CBD massage may offer multiple benefits.
These include relief from discomfort and muscle tension, a deep state of relaxation, improved skin health due to CBD’s potential anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, mood regulation, and enhanced sleep quality.

Moreover, it may help reduce stress and promote overall relaxation.

Ready to experience the magic of our massage services for yourself?

The Body Wellness Clinic proudly serves a broad spectrum of clients from South Hertfordshire and further afield. Our award-winning clinic welcomes patrons from neighbouring towns such as Kings Langley, Berkhamsted, Tring, St Albans, and Watford.

We provide an extensive selection of massage services for those eager to take charge of their health and wellness.
Once you identify your preferred style, the journey towards healing and tranquillity can commence.

Schedule your appointment today for massage services worth looking forward to.

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