“Spa services can be quite therapeutic, as well … they include massages that are for relaxation, aesthetic treatments to improve the skin tone
Swedish Massage is a traditional body massage that manipulates the muscles and often the joints.
Lymphatic drainage massage is a much gentler technique that skims the skin's surface to remove any excess swelling or lymph [fluid] that has collected,” Angold explains.
Sports massage is a good option if you have a repetitive use injury to a muscle, such as what you may get from playing a sport.
A medical/clinical massage is usually done with a medical team — physician, massage therapist, physical therapist, and so on, Olmedo says.
The massage strokes are done at a slower pace. While practicing this massage, it’s very important that a therapist check in with their client so they can adjust their pressure accordingly and not hurt the client and create an unpleasant experience.
Faria says a trigger point massage is best suited for people who have injuries, chronic pain, or a specific issue or condition.