Tuesday, April 23, 2019


 What is a massage?

There are several types of massage that focus on different parts of the body or healing approaches. Massage is the practice of rubbing and kneading the body using the hands. During a massage, a massage therapist will apply gentle or strong pressure to the muscles and joints of the body to ease pain and tension. A massage therapist is a person trained in giving massages. 

Read on to learn about the different types of massage and which type might be right for you.

 1. Body Massage

Body Massage is a gentle type of full-body massage that’s ideal for people who:

    are new to massage
    have a lot of tension
    are sensitive to touch

It can help release muscle knots, and it’s also a good choice for when you want to fully relax during a massage.

For this massage, you’ll remove your clothes, though you may choose to keep your underwear on. You’ll be covered with a sheet while lying on the massage table. The massage therapist will move the sheet to uncover areas that they are actively working on.

The massage therapist will use a combination of:

    long, flowing strokes in the direction of the heart
    deep circular motions
    vibration and tapping
    passive joint movement techniques

Usually a Body Massage will last for 60–90 minutes.  

2. Deep tissue massage

Deep tissue massage uses more pressure than a Swedish massage. It’s a good option if you have chronic muscle problems, such as soreness, injury, or imbalance. It can help relieve tight muscles, chronic muscle pain, and anxiety.

During a deep tissue massage, your massage therapist will use slow strokes and deep finger pressure to relieve tension from the deepest layers of your muscles and connective tissues. You can be naked during this massage or wear your underwear.

The massage will last for 60–90 minutes.

While deep tissue may be more intense, you shouldn’t feel any pain or soreness.


        Deep tissue massage is a good option if you have a lot of muscle tension or chronic pain.
        Avoid this type of massage if you’re overly sensitive to pressure.

3.Hot stone massage

Hot stone massage is best for people who have muscle pain and tension or who simply want to relax. This type of therapeutic massage is similar to a Swedish massage, only the massage therapist uses heated stones in lieu of or in addition to their hands. It eases muscle tension, improves blood flow, and relieves pain by using heated stones. Hot stone massage may help:

    ease muscle tension
    improve blood flow
    alleviate pain
    promote relaxation
    relieve stress 

During a hot stone massage, heated stones are placed on different areas around your whole body. Your therapist may hold a stone as they massage different parts of your body using Swedish massage techniques using gentle pressure. Sometimes cold stones are also used.

You don’t wear clothes for hot stone massage unless you’ll feel more comfortable wearing your underwear. You will be covered with a sheet. Usually the massage is 90 minutes long.


        Hot stone massage may relieve more muscle tension than a Swedish massage because of the added heat.
        This type of massage in usually more expensive than a Body massage.

4. Couple’s massage

A couple’s massage is a massage that you do with your partner, friend, or family member in the same room. It brings all the benefits of a regular massage and sometimes provides you with access to the spa’s hot tubs, saunas, and other facilities. Other treatments such as pedicures, facials, and body scrubs are sometimes offered as part of a package.

You can usually choose which type of massage you’d like to receive, and you and your partner can each get a different type of massage depending on your preference and the offerings at the spa. Your partner and you will be on tables side-by-side, and you’ll each have your own massage therapist working on your body. You can talk during the massage if you wish.


        A couple’s massage is a massage you have in a shared room with a friend, partner, or family member.
        You can usually choose from a variety of types of massages to have during your appointment. Body and hot stone massages are commonly offered as an option during a couple’s massage.

Please book your appointment Tel:  250 768 3338

Christy's Spa Massage Reflexology  is located at #2-2424 Main St ( Corner Hoskins Rd), West Kelowna.


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