When searching for an Albuquerque area business specializing in Thai massage, deep tissue massage or other kinds of therapeutic approaches, the following tips will help you find the right option for you.
- Determine Your Needs First
Figure out what type of massage you’re after, first and foremost – do you want a sports massage, deep tissue or relaxation massage? When it comes to the setting or mood, most people who are after a simple relaxing massage session choose to experience it in a spa or spa-like setting, and this usually encompasses burning aromatherapy candles, dimming the lights and playing some music to help set the mood.
- Understand the Difference Between Modalities
Need a deep-tissue workout in the form of Ashiatsu barefoot massage or are you looking more for a “feel good” experience such as a Swedish relaxation massage? Each of these “modalities” offers a different approach, but it’s perfectly okay to ask questions before booking an appointment – for instance, European and Swedish massage uses oil on bare skin with gliding and kneading movements, while Thai-style massage may be done over your clothes via deep compressions.
- Ask Around
If there are friends or family in your life who regularly go for routine massages, ask them who they see and why they’re attracted to those professionals; another ideal referral source is your primary healthcare provider or a medical specialist, as these kinds of professionals may have a list of massage therapists that boast specialized training and experience in techniques that are effective in treating your complaint/condition.
What matters most is that you choose a massage therapist who not only keeps your needs in mind, but who has no agenda outside of helping you feel better and give you the kind of bodywork that you feel is best for you.
Discover for yourself why our practice is considered the massage therapy Albuquerque has been waiting for by calling Healthwork Yoga and Massage Therapy at (505) 235-8032.