Our massage therapists here at Mobile Beauty UK offer a very wide range of massage therapies that promote relaxation and tension-relief. If you are over-stressed from work, home life, or anywhere in between, a good massage is a wonderful tool to unwind and lift your flagging energy levels – say bye-bye to frustration and start feeling young and vibrant again!
Here’s a quick summary of the benefits our massage therapists offer:
- Migraine, stress and tension relief.
- Lessened anxiety, depression and overall distress.
- Eased medication dependence and side effects.
- Alleviated neck and back pain.
- Increased flexibility and range of motion.
- Improved lymph flow and blood circulation.
Note that prices may vary from therapist to therapist, as well as depending on the type and duration of the massage chosen. To check and compare rates, please check out the massage treatments available near you by searching our Book A Treatment and finding a massage technician near you.
Why Is Massage Therapy Important?
Studies show that over 80% of today’s most common diseases are related to stress in one way or another. Also, the World Health Organization estimates that stress-related disorders will continue to increase in the next years, becoming a major cause of disabilities by 2020. A good massage can not only assist in relieving stress and making you feel better, but it can also help with specific conditions like headaches, muscle damage and joint pain!
Popular Massage Treatments
Here are a few of the most popular massage treatments. You can find a suitable massage for yourself or for your family by browsing through this list!
- Swedish Massage– one of the most well known and widely practiced massage treatments out there. It consists of the following five basic strokes:
- Effleurage: a technique that involves a series of smooth, slow and rhythmic stokes using either the palms or the fingertips. The word means “to touch lightly on” or “to skim” in French.
- Petrissage: a slow, rhythmic movement that involves kneading the muscles. The name comes from the French verb pétrir, which means “to knead”.
- Tapotement: a rhythmic type of movement that involves quick strikes or taps all over the body using the fingertips or cupped hands.
- Friction: a quick and repetitious stroke that produces heat.
- Vibration: jostling or vibrating.
Even though Swedish massage is typically used for relaxing tired, tight or sore muscles, it also improves blood circulation and lymph flow. Swedish massage is also a great massage to start with if you’ve never had one before.
- Deep Tissue Massage – a form of massage designed to relieve muscle and connective tissue tension by focusing on working with the deeper layers of the muscle tissue. It is highly valued by athletes and also recommended for those who experience consistent muscle pain.
- Trigger Point Therapy – a massage treatment that focuses on finding and deactivating painful fibrous nodules found in the connective tissue and in the muscles. Typically, our massage therapists will use a combination of pressure and stretching techniques to soften the muscle tissue and reduce pain. It is commonly used in conjunction with other types of massages like sports massage.
- Sports Massage – a type of massage that is specifically tailored to treat the unique needs of sport practitioners and professional athletes. It improves flexibility, muscle balance and blood circulation.
- Pregnancy Massage – as its name suggests, pregnancy massage is designed to reduce the discomforts of pregnancy, such as leg pain, back pain, nausea, headaches and fatigue. It is also known as prenatal massage. Important: you may need to get your physician’s approval before booking this type of treatment.
- Aromatherapy Massage – a practice combines massage therapy with aromatherapy. The massage therapist uses essential oils to massage your body and/or diffuse into the air. Aromatherapy massage is used to reduce inflammation, pain, anxiety and tension among others.
- Foot Reflexology – a form of foot massage that stimulates specific areas of the feet in order to relax the body. It is extremely relaxing to receive and a great choice for those who love to get their tired, aching feet rubbed!
- Shiatsu Massage – a traditional Japanese technique that uses stretching, pressure and acupressure techniques to improve blood pressure, relieve anxiety and stress, reduce swelling and pain, treat breathing problems and relieve joint stiffness. It also aids in mental wellbeing.
- Thai Massage – a popular healing therapy from Thailand that focuses on stretching and stimulating various pressure points through rhythmic movements. Benefits include reduced stress, improved breathing, stronger immune system, improved posture and energy balancing.
Other massage services that may be offered by our therapists include: Anma Massage, Ayurvedic Massage, Balinese Massage, Bowen Therapy, Champissage Massage, Esalen Massage, Hilot Massage, Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Medical Massage, Meso-American Massage, Myomassology, Postural Integration, Remedial Massage, Stone Massage, Structural Integration, Traditional Chinese Massage, Trager Approach, Visceral Manipulation and Watsu.
Is Massage Therapy Safe?
Considering that massage is a natural, gentle and drug free method of helping the mind and body relax, it is without a doubt one of the safest forms of therapy out there. You have the option to choose from the many types of massage that our technicians can perform – if, for example, you are pregnant, you can book – and it is highly advisable to do so – a massage therapist specifically trained to perform massage on pregnant women.
Who Should Avoid Massage?
There are certain situations where it’s best to avoid massage altogether and seek the help of a medical professional instead. If you suffer from one or more of the following medical conditions, please consider making a trip to your medic – even in case of doubt:
- Severe heart condition
- Sever inflammation and swelling
- Painful varicose veins
- High temperature
- Severe local infection(s)
While there are many types of massage treatments designed to target specific minor ailments like sore muscles, joint pain, stress and countless more, please use good judgment when determining the severity of your health problems (if any).
Massage – A Brief History
Touch is and has always been a powerful vehicle for healing. Long before modern medicine was developed, humans used touch to treat aching muscles and stiff joints. Furthermore, relieving pain by rubbing and/or applying pressure to the areas that hurt is one of our deepest instincts – we commonly use it when we bump an elbow and mothers commonly use it when their children are crying, to give a few examples.
Even though massage originated in China, written records of it have been found in other ancient civilizations like Rome, Greece, Egypt, India and Japan as well throughout history. Here are is a small list of well-known names connected to massage:
- Herodicus, a Greek physician and the founder of sports medicine, 500 B.C., recommended massage to his patients.
- Hippocrates, a Greek physician, 460 B.C., believed that every physician should be experienced in massage.
- Julius Caesar, one of the most famous individuals in ancient Rome, 100 B.C., used massage to relieve his epileptic seizures and neuralgia.
- Celus, a Greek physician, A.D. 130, used massage to treat all kinds of medical conditions.
- Ambrose Paré, a French surgeon, A.D. 1575, revived massage and used it to treat various ailments.
In the present-day United Kingdom, massage treatments are in very high demand and also very popular. There are a lot of certified massage therapists that offer all kinds of massages and relaxation therapies at affordable prices for everyone. If you’ve decided that you want to book a massage treatment, click on the therapist directory tab at the top of the page and find a massage therapist near where you live. Additionally, you can also call us at 07003450042 and we will arrange for a certified therapist to come to your home or condo and perform a massage! For more information on any of the massage terms listed on this page please visit our beauty glossary which will let you know what they mean.