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RW
5.0
(28)

Southwark, London SE1

25 hires on Bidvine

4 years in business

Patricia S. said "I train really often in the gym, and most of the times my muscles get too tight. Robinson managed to loose them up in just one sesion and made me feel much more relaxed. His professionalism among with his knowledge convinced me to become a regular guest. He offers a variety of mass

AR
5.0
(2)

Tower Hamlets, London E3

4 hires on Bidvine

10 years in business

Karen A. said "Neither was he pedantic about time on the clock. He is punctual, passionate about his work and devoted. He travelled for nearly two hours, due to a traffic accident in the terrible heat wave, using the underground mostly, with a very large and heavy table on wheels. I can honestly say

LK
4.7
(3)

Southwark, London SE1

3 hires on Bidvine

6 years in business

Letitia K. said "It was a wonderful experience I felt like VIP relaxed and chilled out and more flexible . She is well skilled qualified attentive and client focused in aiming to achieve best results."

JB
5.0
(10)
Top Pro

Hammersmith and Fulham, London W14

10 hires on Bidvine

4 years in business

Jean B. said "I suffer intractable tension/migraines and have been getting massage therapy over 15 yrs from dozens of therapists. Jessica has a medical background and is very knowledgeable in A&P. I have benefited from her expertise. I recommend!"

JF
5.0
(3)

Colindale, London NW4

6 hires on Bidvine

5 years in business

Charles W. said "Justyna communicated well, she was on time, good value for money but above all else an excellent Therapist! The massage was a mix of deep tissue and standard Swedish and very relaxing. I am happy to recommend her and will definitely be seeing her again. Charles"

GC
5.0
(7)

Greenford, London UB6

10 hires on Bidvine

Sylvie V. said "He massaged from my pinky toe to my ears and my face, very thorough, great relaxation for those neglected body parts. My back felt like a float in the clouds, lots of muscle tension was lifted. At the end of the massage he encouraged me to soak in the benefits for a few more minutes

MG
5.0
(1)

Southwark, London SE17

1 hire on Bidvine

3 years in business

Jay S. said "I found Massimiliano very friendly and he acted as a true professional masseur. Before I had my massage with Massimiliano I was stressed out and was having tension on my neck and shoulders but Massimiliano really helped ease all my pain and stress. He used his arms and hands to give me

LF
4.9
(12)

Tower Hamlets, London E1W

13 hires on Bidvine

7 years in business

Lance B. said "Relaxing from the start. Lisa has excellent people skills and puts you at ease, takes time to understand any underlying issues or pain points and adjusts her massage accordingly. She maintains a professional manner throughout the session, will happily chat if you want but equally all

KJ
4.7
(9)

Parsons Green, London SW6

27 hires on Bidvine

1 year in business

Charlie B. said "Catalina provided an amazing massage, it’s not just my back that feels brand new but my arms and legs too. As well as being a marvellous masseuse, she was also a very interesting, witty person. Definitely booking an appointment again"

JP
5.0
(5)

Holborn, London WC1N

3 hires on Bidvine

2 years in business

Simon F. said "I have received a number of Thai Yoga massage treatments from Juliet and I’ve always left them feeling invigorated and refreshed. She is perceptive in her comments after the sessions and with her attention to the particularities of my condition, I always feel I’m in the hands of some

NC
5.0
(13)

Waltham Forest, London E4

11 hires on Bidvine

Shahana Y. said "I would highly recommend Neill's treatments for stress release, increasing the range of motion in the body and for any ailments you may have. Neill is knowledgeable, intuitive to your needs and very caring in his manner and professional in his delivery of what I would say is 'one o

LS
5.0
(2)

Peckham, London SE15

4 hires on Bidvine

1 year in business

Whether you want me ease body aches related to health issues or bad posture or you simply want to escape the day-to-day stress, you can count on my attention and abilities to leave you feeling fresh and energised. Throughout the session, I will make certain you are as comfortable as possible and th

JL
5.0
(1)

Waltham Forest, London E4

1 hire on Bidvine

2 years in business

Chris P. said "Booked Joel for deep tissue massage. Communication great. Friendly and professional service. Would book again thank you!"

CM
5.0
(2)

Colindale, London NW4

4 hires on Bidvine

Diana L. said "The best massage ever! I really needed it as I am 30 weeks pregnant. Carmen is very professional and has high skills in pregnancy massage and she also has a very cute baby girl, so she knows everything about pregnancy. I feel lighter and less achy. I will definitely book her again! Th

TM
5.0
(2)

Finchley, London NW4

2 hires on Bidvine

You’ve been working hard the past few weeks and although there is nothing more rewarding than a job well done, you also deserve another kind of reward: one that treats your tired and aching body. Getting a massage is more than a splurge or a luxury, it’s a necessary therapy to heal and rejuvenate yo

CH
5.0
(3)

Wanstead, London E11

3 hires on Bidvine

1 year in business

Haris G. said "Georgina is one of the best masseuse I ever had. She is extremely positive person, very smiley and her touch extremely good. I would highly recommend her."

ME
5.0
(7)

Croydon, London CR7

1 hire on Bidvine

10 years in business

Team B. said "(This review was taken via telephone by Bidvine) I had a massage with Mary recently, she works fantastic. She is caring, attentive and professional. My body feels totally relaxed and I will definitely book another massage with her. I would definitely recommend her services to anyo

NH
5.0
(5)

Richmond upon Thames, London TW7

3 hires on Bidvine

4 years in business

Lorraine P. said "Nova has massage skills second to none . I did a course of 3 with her ,and despite delivering a soothing and relaxing experience, she managed to rectify a shoulder issue that I had carried for years . I can’t recommend her highly enough ..."

KM
4.5
(2)

Hackney, London E9

5 hires on Bidvine

2 years in business

Steve A. said "Katya was Brilliant from start to finish, really made us feel relaxed, me and my wife had back to back massages, we will be using Katya again, Steve"

SI
5.0
(1)

Clapham Common, London SW4

1 hire on Bidvine

2 years in business

Hello everyone, I'm a beauty therapist with over 2 years experience working in high end spas. I peform various treatments but i mainly specialise in massage. I am trained in Swedish, deep tissue, pregnancy, hot stone and aromatherapy massage. I like to make my clients feel relaxed and restored durin

FM
5.0
(3)

Paddington, London W2

3 hires on Bidvine

27 years in business

Giles W. said "Floyd is an amazing professional Massage Therapist who I have used on a regular basis for many years. The only problem is that when you have used Floyd for a deep tissue massage you will not ever want to use any one else as everyone else is so poor by comparison."

MP
5.0
(2)

West Hampstead, London NW10

2 hires on Bidvine

Quintus P. said "Superb therapist. Fantastic techniques and meticulous preparation."

MW
4.9
(8)

Waltham Forest, London E17

2 hires on Bidvine

8 years in business

Chris M. said "Marek is great! Always on time, easy going, professional. He offers a range of different types of massage suitable for everyone young or old, because each massage is tailored to what you need/want. If you, like myself, are after high quality and professional yet affordable service he

EM
4.9
(8)

West Hampstead, London NW6

3 hires on Bidvine

2 years in business

Andrada D. said "After doing my research, I finally chose EFWA, conducted by Dr. Mert Eray. I am very pleased with the service he provides, he taught me many skills which i’m greatful for. I strongly recommend to follow his course , in absolute proved professionalism, yet friendly and ready to help/

NW
4.7
(3)

Catford, London SE6

5 hires on Bidvine

Ken R. said "Wow, wow, wow words cannot describe Charmaine. Out of this world massage was fantastic. I will book her again and again. Well done Charmaine"

AH
4.8
(4)

Catford, London SE23

7 hires on Bidvine

Sarah S. said "I had the most amazing deep tissue massage from Andy on Thursday 29/03/2018. He was very professional easy to talk to. He made me feel comfortable and relaxed straight away and found all the problem areas straight away. He worked really hard and very courteous and polite throughout .

AS
4.5
(2)

Wanstead, London E11

4 hires on Bidvine

Rochelle C. said "Anton is simply BRILLIANT!!! He came 15 mins earlier to set himself and his massage bed/table. So professionally polite and respectful. HIGHLY RECOMMEND for you to try his service. He works perfectly for male and female since he did couple massage for me and my husband and we have

MA
5.0
(1)

Woolwich, London SE18

1 hire on Bidvine

Haris G. said "Great service!"

GJ
4.7
(3)

Hackney, London E8

1 hire on Bidvine

Irina P. said "Very nice experience,I had a lot of massages before but not professional and efficient like this one. I will definitely have more bookings with George Thanks a lot"

AK
5.0
(1)

Edmonton, London N13

2 hires on Bidvine

Christos T. said "Andriy was really very thorough and worked those muscles deep, and released all those knots. Very professional and a really good masseur. I will use his services again."

TA
5.0
(1)

Camberwell, London SE5

3 hires on Bidvine

Andy S. said "As I frequently need a massage treatment for my aches and pains, for the first time I have found a therapist who can make a difference to my symptoms. Tyrone has an assertive but educated pair of hands. I cant wait for another session."

MM
5.0
(3)

Haringey, London N22

3 hires on Bidvine

Russ M. said "My girlfriend and I hired Marcus for some deep-tissue massage and couldn't have been happier! Marcus is clearly an experienced therapist that was able to work around our schedule for an in-home visit. I'd recommend Marcus to anyone looking to get some relaxation in their life."

TO
5.0
(3)

Merton, London SW19

1 hire on Bidvine

Do you remember the last time you felt totally relaxed? Are you experiencing aches and pains from a bad posture and seek relief without having to resort to medicines? Between work pressures and its demands along with the responsibilities at home, we don’t give ourselves enough time to decompress and

CS
5.0
(2)

Newham, London E6

4 hires on Bidvine

3 years in business

Erik V. said "Alexandra is an excellent Massage Therapist! I needed a deep tissue massage, which really needs to be done just right to be effective, and Alexandra went beyond my expectations. She listened to my specific requirements but also applied her own unique expertise to deliver a perfect expe

VC
5.0
(1)

Finchley, London N3

1 hire on Bidvine

Ben G. said "Amazing massage"

YH
5.0
(8)

Stoke Newington, London N16

3 hires on Bidvine

A W. said "I’ve had a few massage treatments now and have been thoroughly pleased each time. He always goes above and beyond and leaves me feeling extremely relaxed. He doesn’t rush and spends the time you need, focusing on the areas you’re most knotted which is great. I always sleep amazingly well

MK
5.0
(5)

East Sheen, London SW14

3 hires on Bidvine

6 years in business

Kristina G. said "He asks about my physical state & clearly explains what he’ll focus on. As an extra treat I often add head massage & anti-aging face massage on top of my usual full body massage. Another great thing about it is that I can get it done in the comfort of my home at the time that works

GL
5.0
(1)

Finchley, London N2

1 hire on Bidvine

Emma C. said "Gyongi was lovely, professional and the massage was great, just what I needed"

MM
5.0
(3)

Finchley, London N3

2 hires on Bidvine

Paresh K. said "Mina is a good professional and appears to know his job quite well. Both my wife and I are both happy with his expertise and will be using his services regularly. Once he has treated us a few times we will be able to say how effective his massages are."

HK
4.3
(6)

Maida Vale, London W9

4 hires on Bidvine

Tamanna B. said "A lovely and friendly Massage Therapist who was very sensitive to my mother’s needs. She was punctual and didnt mind going over time either! My mum’s first experience has been good and is inviting the therapist again hoping the massage will help the healing process. My mum would h

GT
5.0
(1)

Newham, London E16

3 hires on Bidvine

When was the last time you felt truly at ease? With the hectic pace of modern life, it can be hard to really switch off – when we’re not dealing with the demands of work or family life, we are glued to the screens of our iPads or smartphones. We are constantly on the go, always online and regularly

AR
5.0
(1)

Maida Vale, London W9

1 hire on Bidvine

Shen S. said "A wonderful massage by an excellent therapist. I would highly recommend Andreea. She is a true professional who showed real care for her work. Thank you! I’ll be in contact soon for another massage for sure!"

LM
5.0
(2)

Woolwich, London E16

1 hire on Bidvine

11 years in business

Paula R. said "I met Luis a few months ago, when I was so much in pain, as I am a PT and sometimes I need to show exercises without warming up, and the pain wasn't even letting me breath properly any more, so unconfortable. And after be in his hands the pain was relieved and days after just disappea

KK
5.0
(6)

West Hampstead, London NW2

5 hires on Bidvine

14 years in business

Aaron A. said "Katarina is a very charming, friendly and professional Massage Therapist. She identified that I had a back problem and was careful (via communicating) not to cause undue pain. She was great - one of the very best massages I have ever had! In addition, her place of business is excelle

PJ
2.0
(1)

Battersea, London SW11

1 hire on Bidvine

I'm a Massage Therapist knowledgeable in Swedish Massage, Aromatherapy, Indian head, Hot stones, Chair Acupressure, and Reflexology. Massage is my passion and I help people find their inner peace and tranquility,

LA
5.0
(1)

South Kensington, London SW7

3 hires on Bidvine

Adriaan E. said "She was absolutely the best masseuss ive ever seen."

PA
4.0
(1)

Finsbury Park, London N4

1 hire on Bidvine

We offer services of the healing kind for the mind, body, and soul. Our massages are therapeutic and our waxing is painless.

JS
5.0
(15)

Fulham, London SW6

2 hires on Bidvine

9 years in business

Davinder J. said "I have been seeing Jerry regarding chronic back pain and have seen a considerable improvement in my day to day life. What I was most impressed with is Jerry's knowledge and application of that knowledge to the entire body along with dietary and post treatment advise to further comp

SM
5.0
(6)

City of London, London EC3R

3 hires on Bidvine

14 years in business

Elizabeth W. said "I visited Sergii for massages for around a year when I was working in London. I have a number of back related issues and, when I first saw Sergii, I had pain in my neck and shoulder which I had for a few years on and off despite seeing a range of osteos, chiros and physios. Afte

ZK
5.0
(6)

Hammersmith, London W6

1 hire on Bidvine

6 years in business

Roy W. said "I am an international businessman I have experienced massages all over the world Zuza has kindly visited me several times when I have stayed in London hotels & I must say she is the best masseuse i have met Totally professional, caring , empathetic & her skills are delivered in a ve

ZA
5.0
(1)

West Hampstead, London NW2

2 hires on Bidvine

20 years in business

I do full body massage. My clients always come back to me because I give a professional full body massage that releases tension, stress, and toxins from the body. A one-hour body massage includes full leg, full thigh, whole leg, full back, full shoulder, full neck, scalp, full face, full hand, full

LF

Wembley, London NW10

1 hire on Bidvine

4 years in business

We are a team of nice Profesional friendly Massage Therapists happy to bring you the best Mobile Spa experience directly to your Hotel room in London or any London and Greater London We are available from 7am-till late . We are Offering luxury mobile spa massage treatments directly to you at hom

KJ

Hammersmith, London W6

1 hire on Bidvine

Hi I'm.an experience Massage Therapist I do.Relaxing Swedish and Deep Tissue Massages I have over 3 years experience u welcome to get the best Massage in Town :)

DM

Paddington, London W2

1 hire on Bidvine

If you book me you will be in safe hands from the start to the very end of your treatment. Get yourself prepared to enjoy a totally unique, deeply relaxing, top-end 5 star massage from one one the very best therapist in London.

TG
5.0
(9)

Tottenham, London N15

1 hire on Bidvine

Gabriella S. said "I am a regular client of Tamas. His expertise is always needed to release tension in my back, neck and head. In my case, deep tissue massage can be quite intense, but it's worth it. Literally, feeling the muscles where they tense and how they release with Tamas's magic touch. I hi

NM
4.8
(5)

Catford, London SE6

2 hires on Bidvine

4 years in business

Callam S. said "I was booked with Natasha at the salon I booked for an hour for a Swedish massage. Natasha made me feel so comfortable. The massage was excellent. Now I know she does home visits I will definitely book with her again."

MA

Westminster, London SW1V

1 hire on Bidvine

Hello, my name is Marina, European , 29 year old. I am a certified masseuse from more than 5 years and a beauty therapist, . I am located in East London, Barking i am working in a beauty salon and also working from my home studio, I am specialise in , Deep tissue, , Swedish, Cupping , Rela

VG
4.9
(12)

City of London, London EC3R

4 hires on Bidvine

2 years in business

Celina A. said "First of all if I could i would take a massage session with Vanessa everyday :) . She puts an afford and make sure client is feeling better during and after each session. So far I had 3 amazing massage sessions with her for body and face massage. It helped my aching muscles to relax.

KG
5.0
(1)

Hammersmith and Fulham, London W12

1 hire on Bidvine

4 years in business

Myra M. said "Sunny is such a great guy and very good therapist. He is very attentive and professional, I would strongly recommend him."

OM

Croydon, London SE25

1 hire on Bidvine

3 years in business

Im in the massage industry from 13years and from the first moment i touched my first client i have been always totally concentrated on my clients major needs,on an individual way and sortet out the difficulties of body as much as by my whole knowledge and keep a precise look after on them for a long

ME

West Hampstead, London NW2

1 hire on Bidvine

2 years in business

I am a 3rd year university student of Sports Therapy. As part of my course and few others qualifications I am currently taking I am looking to gain extra hours of experience and I am often in need of participants to complete case studies and obtain feedback. For these reasons I am happy to offer my

AL

Croydon, London CR0

5 hires on Bidvine

Are you stressed out and need to unwind with a soothing massage? Perhaps you have a big night out and want to get glammed up with a manicure and a pedicure? I am a fully qualified beauty therapist providing an array of beauty and relaxation treatments that leave my clients rejuvenated and feeling f

AY

Stratford, London E15

1 hire on Bidvine

5 years in business

am a highly talented individual hardworking with good customer service skills and capable of multitasking multiple workloads successfully. Also being a well presented individual who has good communication skills with a strong ability to relate with a wide range of people at all levels. I am also a g

JB

City of Westminster, London SW1E

1 hire on Bidvine

10 years in business

If you’re feeling rough after a tough workout or you’ve had a long day and need to decompress, a skilled Massage Therapist will leave you feeling revived and fresh. I am Jacob, a dedicated Massage Therapist with over 6 years of experience leaving my clients relaxed and calm. I specialise in offerin

MP

Bethnal Green, London E1

1 hire on Bidvine

I have provided therapeutic body massage sessions for many years and I will always do my best to help people restore their energy levels. My services includes Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Metameric Massage, Indian Head Massage and other alternative therapies that can hel

MM

West Hampstead, London NW2

1 hire on Bidvine

With the hectic, day-to-day pace of modern life, it's important to make time to relax properly, and a massage is one the best ways to reinvigorate yourself and switch off after a taxing day. I’m a holistic therapist and a spa technician, and I offer a range of therapeutic massages and Reiki ther

JG

Chiswick, London W4

2 hires on Bidvine

21 years in business

Edit: April 3rd 2020. During the Corona Virus outbreak, The Avalon Clinic has been authorised to provide COVID-19 antibody testing. For more details on the test and to book an appointment see: avalonclinic.co.uk/covid-19-testing I am a Western Dr of Chinese Medicine and own a clinic in Chiswick,

AK

Barnet, London EN4

1 hire on Bidvine

6 years in business

Hi there, I`m a professional Mobile Massage Therapist with more than 10 years of experience. My treatment will give you relief from muscle pain and allow you to move more freely. At your home, at your workplace. Flexible time convenient for you. Please get in touch for more information on my servi

RN

Dulwich, London SE20

1 hire on Bidvine

A great massage brings a wide variety of benefits. It could be a luxurious reward for a hard day of physical or mental exertion, a way of recovering from injury safely and quickly, a tool to improve flexibility or a great way to relax and de-stress. I have almost a decade of experience offering di

AD

Balham, London SW12

1 hire on Bidvine

I am offering mobile massage services in South London & Surrey Therapeutic massage for deep relaxation, relieve the stresses of your day. Ease joint aches and pains. MOBILE / VISITING service only. Your home or hotel Professional and relaxing massage allowing you to unwind and lead a stress fre

JB
5.0
(2)

Islington, London N1

2 hires on Bidvine

2 years in business

I am a qualified Massage Therapist, certified by the Massage Training Institute for Holistic Massage; and by the London School of Massage for Pregnancy and Labour Massage. I treat a wide variety of clients with different needs - and have a special interest in working with dancers due to my own love

AG

Wembley, London HA0

1 hire on Bidvine

Passionate about massage and relaxation .A lot of experience in 5 star hotels spas with massage and beauty treatment, experience therapist .

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Hiring a Bidvine Massage Therapist

There is nothing nicer than a massage after a hard day's work. A massage therapist is a qualified professional who uses massage therapy techniques to help soothe sore muscles so you can relax and feel renewed. 

If you're struggling with sore muscles or stress, visit your healthcare provider first. They might prescribe massage therapy as a complement to your existing health care regimes. Massage therapists are educated in anatomy and physiology and will be able to supplement your medical care.


Types of Massage

There is a wide range of different types of massage, each with specialised massage techniques such as: 

  • deep tissue massage
  • back massage
  • Swedish massage
  • shiatsu massage
  • aromatherapy
  • reiki massage
  • sports massage
  • pre or postnatal massage
  • hot stone massage


Hot Stone Massage


Getting a massage from a professional therapist will relax you and can reduce pain. Massage therapy can even help with the recuperation from trauma or injury. Stress relief, improved blood circulation, and increased mobility are just some of the benefits of massage therapy.

A professional massage therapist will tailor your massage to relax the muscles that are causing the most tension. For instance, if you've primarily been experiencing back pain, they can use specialised back massage techniques to soothe sore muscles here.

Alternatively, if you are looking to hire a sports massage therapist, they'll focus on reducing aches and tense muscles related to your sport.

Many massage therapists also use essential oils to improve the experience of the massage with aromatherapy. Most people find these oils to be beneficial to their health and calming.


Choose The Best Location

When you request massage therapy on Bidvine, we'll also ask you about your travel and schedule preferences. This ensures that everyone is on the same page. Be sure to specify whether you are looking for mobile massage therapy or for a local massage therapist who provides massage therapy at a clinic. 


Provide Essential Details Ahead of Time

It is important to mention in Bidvine's simple form if you have any medical or skin conditions. Disclosing this information will improve the experience for everyone.

Even if you have limited mobility, you can still have massage therapy. Massages can take place on a massage chair, on a flatbed or even in a wheelchair. 


What to Expect From Massage Therapy & Massage Therapist Qualifications

Massage therapists seek to help people through massage. To become a massage therapist professionals study through massage therapy training programs. 

In the UK, massage therapists generally obtain their qualifications either through a college course in massage or complementary therapies or through an advanced apprenticeship in beauty therapy massage. 

To learn more about your massage therapist's training and additional specialisations like sports massage therapy,  before you hire a massage therapist simply ask about their credentials.

If you have any queries, use Bidvine to contact your therapist directly. Bidvine gives you the freedom to discuss your needs in more detail or make arrangements with ease. Bidvine's outstanding customer service team will be there for you throughout the process. Our team will answer any questions you may have with care and understanding.


Types of Massage: Deep Tissue, Swedish, Shiatsu, Thai, Reiki, Pre-Natal, Post-Natal

Health Issues: Pain Relief, Increase Flexibility, Injury Therapy, Detoxification, Increase Circulation

Disclaimer: All massage therapy requests are manually vetted by the Bidvine team to ensure they conform to our respect and conduct standards. Please note that either party can report messages that are in suspected violation to support@bidvine.com.
Common Questions

Answers to commonly asked questions about Massage Therapy from the professionals that are using Bidvine.

What is massage therapy?

Massage therapy aims to reduce tension, soothe sore muscles, lower stress, and improve motion after injury. For more information on different types of massage and massage therapy qualifications simply take a look at the section below. Then once you've decided on the best type of massage, it's easy to book a massage therapist too. Simply submit a free request to get bids from local massage therapists.

What type of massage is the best?

Some massages are better for relaxation and reducing stress, whereas others have more practical reasons such as a sports massage. Swedish Massage: What is Swedish massage? A Swedish massage is one of the more popular kinds of massage. A Swedish massage uses a mixture of these basic movements, long (sweeping) strokes, deep pressure to work out knots in the muscle tissue, and tapotement (rhythmic tapping) movements. Hot Stone massage: In a hot stone massage, the massage therapist will massage your body with smooth movements using heated stones. These heated stones are smooth and flat and placed at different points across the body. Hot stone massages are popular for easing back pain, shoulder pain, and tension all over the upper body. Hot stone massages are best for reducing tension in the upper body and relaxing. Sports Massage: Sports massages are performed by massage therapists and physiotherapists. Sports massages are primarily used to treat sports injuries, ease lower back pain, and treat musculoskeletal pain. Although you may think sports massages are only for professional athletes, sports massages can actually benefit everyone. Back Massage: Backaches are a common reason to book massage therapy. When you search for back massage therapy near you, you'll find qualified massage therapists who specialise in reducing back pain. They may then use different types of massage techniques from Swedish massage to hot stone massage as an added way to soothe sore back muscles.

Which type of massage is the most relaxing?

Some of the more relaxing massages include the Swedish massage (this is a traditional massage), hot stone massage (a massage done by placing heated stones on different parts of the body), and a deep tissue massage (a popular option for those with chronic muscle issues or soreness). Swedish massage: The Swedish massage is one of the oldest and more traditional forms of massage and includes a combination of kneading and tapping which is perfect for relaxing tired or sore muscles. Hot stone massage: You may find a hot stone massage especially relaxing if you suffer from muscle pain or tension. Hot stone massages increase blood flow to tense and sore areas, eases muscle tension, and helps to relax muscles. Using heated stones, this massage is excellent for those who are after a deep massage and can handle a bit of heat. Deep tissue massage: A deep tissue massage is basically a deeper form of Swedish massage. These massages are great for those with chronic muscle problems or lower back pain. If suffering from any of these issues, you may find these massages incredibly peaceful and relaxing. A deep tissue massage will feel as if a weight has been dropped, allowing you to feel from your everyday aches and pains.

How often should you get massages?

The best way to answer how often you should be getting massages is to look into why you are going to get a massage. For example, going to treat insomnia, a sports injury, or chronic pain will all have an influence on how frequently you need massage therapy. If struggling with insomnia, an occasional massage can be a powerful tool to help your mind and improve your sleep quality. Professional athletes might receive a sports massages as often as multiple times per week. If recovering from a sports injury incorporating sports massages into a bi-weekly or monthly schedule can help you feel your best for the game. If suffering from chronic pain, such as lower back problems, getting a regular massage can work wonders to helping you feel better. In this case, a weekly or monthly massage could be a great way to help manage soreness.

How do you become a massage therapist?

Wondering what qualifications you massage therapist has? In the UK there are two routes which professional massage therapists can follow to become a qualified massage therapist. They can train either through a college program in massage or complementary therapies or through an advanced apprenticeship in beauty therapy massage. Following this, they may study additional massage techniques such as for sports massage therapy. To learn more about your professional's qualifications, simply ask.

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