I really need a massage right now. Finding the masseur who uses the right pressure to suit your body type is probably one of the most important choices you need to make.

There are so many different styles of massage available all with their unique and traditional perspectives. Whether your looking for relaxation, therapuetic manipulation, aromatherapy or some traditional form of body work that resonates with your beliefs there is definately something out there for you.

To name a few there is, relaxation massage, deep tissue massage, swedish massage, reflexology, Shiatsu, Thai massage, Hot stone massage, Traditional Balinese massage, Lomi Lomi, Ayurvedic massage, Javanese Lurur.  Tired yet? No?  Okay there is also sports massage, Myofacial release, pressure point therapy, Trigger point technique, facial massage and the list goes on. How can there be so many ways to touch the human body and what makes them all different. We will be adding each method below over time so that we have a comprehensive guide to massage styles and practise to which you can refer to.

There are also as many massage practitioners with varying ranges of experience and body strength. Its always good to ask a lot of questions when you are booking a massage to ensure that the therapist that works on you is the right person with the right touch and level of experience. There is nothing worse than booking a deep therapeutic massage and getting a massage practitioner who doesnt have the skill or knowledge to apply the techniques. We will be featuring a page that recommends what questions to ask when making a massage booking with a therapist or through a health retreat soon.

Health retreats tend to offer massage as a primary therapy to all their services followed by other day spa orientated services. What better way to truely relax when you are away than to have a deeply soothing massage to help release your stress and anxiety. There is no better way and you will find that virtually all health retreats offer this service in some way or form.