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The Massage Dilemma Sorted with RTG

Fancy a massage but not sure which one to opt for? Here’s a little RTG summary for you to help you make the right choice… 

Swedish Massage has come to be used as a generic term for general relaxation massage. European in origin, it leans heavily on gliding and kneading strokes, although rubbing and shaking strokes may also be used. It is general massage for relaxation and wellness. One may do a full body massage or a shorter session may concentrate on the back, neck, and shoulders.

Sports Massage is massage done specifically to address the needs of athletes and physically active people. There are three broad areas: pre- and post-event massage, injury rehabilitation, and general sports massage done during training to maintain and help improve an athlete’s performance.

Deep Tissue Massage is massage that targets the deeper muscles of the body. Both clients and massage therapists often mistakenly equate “deep” with “hard.” However, they are not necessarily the same thing. This movement is gentle and yet it affects the deepest muscles, something difficult to achieve with direct pressure on the thick muscles of the calves. You can’t get any deeper than the bone. So, deep does not necessarily mean hard. However, deep tissue massage is generally more vigorous and uses more pressure than Swedish massage for general relaxation.

Pregnancy Massage is massage that caters to the needs of the pregnant woman. It may be general relaxation massage or may address some of the discomforts that sometimes accompany pregnancy. A therapist trained in prenatal massage will understand how to accommodate a woman who can no longer lay on her stomach and will know how to safely massage a woman whose body is undergoing the hormonal changes of pregnancy. They will understand how to relieve some of the discomforts that sometimes accompany pregnancy.

So which one will it be this month? Check out our website for our full list of massages and treatments. Get in touch with the RTG Team today (0845 337 4933 or customerservices@returntoglory.co.uk) for more information or to make your booking…

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