When people think of massages, they think each of them are the same. However, there are two main types of massage: relaxation massages and medical massages. At Therapeutic Medical Massage, Aruna offers both main types of massage. If you’re considering a massage, you may be wondering if a medical massage or a relaxation massage is right for you. By learning about medical massage differences and relaxation massage differences, you’ll know what the right massage is for you to help you feel better and relax.

What is a Relaxation Massage?

A relaxation massage is designed to help you feel more relaxed and have less stress and anxiety in your life. These are fairly standard massages, so they won’t be tailored to fit what you’re looking for. However, they are excellent at helping you and your body relax and live a life with less stress.

The relaxation massage types offered at Therapeutic Medical Massage include:

Additionally, many of the massage types listed above can be combined with holistic aromatherapy, which can help increase the feeling of relaxation and additionally can help to reduce the stress and anxiety in your life.

What is a Medical Massage?

On the other hand, a medical massage is specifically designed to treat or alleviate a specific ailment and help you feel better. While the massage types all have general ways to help you feel better, Aruna will tailor the massage during your appointment, so it helps you feel better overall. Aruna specializes in medical massages and likes to see her patients start to feel better through regular medical massages.

Some of the popular medical massage types include:

  • Spinal reflex therapy
  • Cupping therapy
  • Lymphatic drainage massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Sports massage
  • MPS therapy

For each medical massage appointment, you’ll spend the first part of your appointment going over symptoms you currently feel. This will help Aruna determine the best massage for your appointment.

When is One Better Than the Other?

There’s no set time that says when you should have a relaxation massage instead of a medical massage. You want to have one over the other depending on what’s going on in your life. For example, if you feel stressed and it’s affecting your life, you may want to schedule a relaxation massage appointment. Similarly, if you have lower back pain that affects your day-to-day life, you may want to turn to cupping therapy, a type of medical massage therapy that reduces pain.

Whether you want to use your massage to relax or resolve a specific problem, a massage is a great way to help you feel better overall. By learning the medical massage differences and relaxation massage differences, you can become more knowledgeable and choose the best massage type for you. At Therapeutic Medical Massage, Aruna will work with you to choose the right massage for you based on what you currently feel. Whether you need a relaxation massage or a medical massage, Aruna is here to help. Schedule your massage appointment today.