Massage therapy has a long history of soothing the mind and body, leaving you relaxed and balanced. Did you know that it has many other benefits too?
Massage is an effective way of giving your immune system a much-needed boost (especially right now!) by stimulating blood flow and lymphatic drainage. This can have a powerful effect on increasing white blood cell counts and reducing the stress hormone Cortisol.
Here are some of the amazing types of massage available through MindBeauty spas that will give your immune system a kick start and leave you feeling relaxed, de-stressed and ready to take on the world.
Thai Massage is typically used to help stimulate blood and lymph circulation, improve range of motion, lower stress, boost energy and relieve headaches.
This is a hands-on massage technique that dates back some 2500 years and has been developed over centuries according to the principle of energy lines or “Sen” that run throughout the body. Various Sen correspond to different parts of the body, such as bones, muscle, blood, nerves and even the mind.
A session will typically begin by changing into comfortable Thai style pyjamas and take place on the floor. This is an active and involved style of treatment that uses gentle pulling and pressure techniques to activate specific pressure points that will improve the flow of energy in the body and relieve tension.
MindBeauty loves: Sense Thai Massage – Thai Traditional Massage 90min – Was
HK$558 > Now HK$391 > Book Now
This form of massage is particularly suited to reducing swelling, improving sleep and an effective immune system.
Lymphatic Massage aims to ensure the optimum performance of a range of bodily functions linked to the transport of nutrients and the immune system. A properly functioning lymphatic system is essential for overall health.
The massage aims to gently stimulate, circulate and clear the lymphatic as opposed to a muscular massage so will mainly take place at a superficial skin level.
After a treatment (and as a general healthy habit) you should aim to drink 2-4 glasses of water to help flush the body of excess toxins and waste products, you should also notice a reduction in swelling.
MindBeauty loves: Amrita Spa – French Lymphatic Drainage Detox Massage 75min – Was
HK$560 > Now HK$420 > Book Now
An Aromatic Massage is typically what comes to mind when we think of massage and is widely popular around the world.
You will be able to choose from a range of therapeutic grade essential oils that have been specially formulated by each spa to address a range of worries and woes.
Each blend of oils is made from a selection of ingredients that commonly include ingredients like, lavender, jojoba, almond and rose. These essential oils work to help ramp up your immune system, alleviate pain, detoxify and relax.
The calming scents are used in conjunction with relaxing Swedish or Deep Tissue Massage techniques to help relax your muscles and calm the mind.
MindBeauty loves: INDULGENCE – Aromatic Massage 60min – HK$780 > Book Now
Swedish Massage is a very well known style of bodywork otherwise known as a “Classic Massage” and is used to relax the entire body. Generally speaking, Swedish Massage works in long gliding motions along the muscles in the direction of blood returning to the heart.
Your masseuse may use a variety of techniques that include gliding, circular pressure, firm kneading, tapping, bending and stretching to relax and balance the body.
There are a myriad of benefits linked to this treatment, medical studies have shown that it is effective in decreasing the stress hormone Cortisol after just a 45-minute treatment. It is also particularly suited to increasing white blood cell count, boosting the immune system.
MindBeauty loves: Levo Spa – Lymphatic Massage 60min – Was
HK$700 > Now $525 > Book Now
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of massage that goes beyond a relaxing experience and is used to treat an array of musculoskeletal conditions and in rehabilitation. Firm pressure and slow movements are used to affect the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissues to break up scar tissue, and release muscle knots.
This effective massage may cause some discomfort as the therapist addresses deep tensions but will help to alleviate conditions such as lower back pain, RSI injury, postural problems, tennis elbow and severe muscle tension. You may even feel stiff or sore for a short time after the treatment but rest assured that ongoing conditions are being addressed.
MindBeauty loves: Le Spa by Jan – Deep Tissue Massage 60min – Was
HK$880 > Now HK$616 > Book Now
Hot Stone Massage
Hot Stone Massage stems from Native American traditions of using stones warmed by fire to relieve aching muscles. Some massage therapists use energy lines or meridians of the body to place hot stones for energy work and used as tools to melt away the stress by gently warming and massaging tight muscles.
Some massage therapists use energy lines or meridians of the body to place hot stones for energy work.
Today, this treatment is used all around the world as a relaxing and beautifying treatment that will release toxins and leave your skin glowing. It is also effective at reducing stress and anxiety, promoting good sleep, decreasing cancer symptoms and increasing joint flexibility.
MindBeauty loves: Ayana Spa – ALQVIMIA Hot Stone Detoxify Massage 60min – Was
HK$790 > Now HK$711 > Book Now
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