Deep Tissue Massage vs Sports Massage

 

 

 

 

 

I’m sore…which massage will suit my body best?!

If you’re ready to seek professional help to take care of the ouch that’s making you grouch, finding the right therapist for your needs is important, not only to get the best bang for your buck but also to address the underlying cause.

So how do you know which style of massage to choose?

If you check out what we offer, it’s no surprise you may feel spoilt for choice. You’ll see a magical list of evidence-based therapies that you may have already experienced or are curious to try out just for kicks.

Is your body is crying out with aches and pains because you bravely bought yourself a set of adult roller-skates? Or you’re experiencing a decrease in your range of motion since you’ve been swinging a racket or your fists at that ol’ neglected punching bag to offset the lockdown blues? Chances are you have over done it.

How do you decide which kind of massage to get to best help your body?

When it comes to muscular injury or strain, Sports Massage earns its name from targeting areas of dysfunction and injuries that are specific to sports. This type of massage is even beneficial for established injuries. You might notice an old niggling injury from the days when sweat bands and volleys were all the rage! In that case, relief rather than relaxation might be a priority for you, although you can guarantee the latter will be a bi-product of addressing the pain. We would highly recommend a Sports Massage to ease the seize.

Deep Tissue Massage is more specifically focused on chronic muscle tension and stress reduction, and usually better suited to people looking for attention to their whole body. Perhaps you don’t have trophies or a highly athletic backstory as to why you’re sore. Stress is a MAJOR factor as to why you might be feeling cramped, or perhaps you just really prefer to be treated head to toe – perhaps a Deep Tissue massage is the ticket to your healing wicket!

At The Urban Alchemist we can cater to whatever your body needs from Remedial Massage, Sports Massage, Myotherapy, Prenatal Massage, Ka Huna Massage, Lomi Lomi Massage, Meridian Flow Massage, Reflexology, Grief Release Massage, Ayurvedic Head Massage, Holistic Massage, plus Chiropractic or Acupuncture!

Get in touch and we will be happy to sort you out with a professional therapist that we not only recommend because of their expertise, but choose to have on staff because they are also very good humans!