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10 POPULAR TYPES OF MASSAGE THERAPY

Massage therapy is used to protect, restore and maintain the health of your body and mind. It is widely practiced all over the world as a profession and hugely popular too simply as a passion. There are many different treatments from well-known styles like Swedish massage to less familiar but incredible ones like Lomi Lomi massage. We explore the 10 most popular types of massage for mobile massage in London.

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The Top 10 Massage Therapy Styles

With so many different types to choose from, picking the best massage therapy for you can start to feel challenging. All the major forms of massage work well in a home environment but some are more popular than others. Below, we have complied a list of the 10 most popular styles booked for home and hotel visit treatments with us since 2009. The styles offered can change from time to time as they reflect the experience and qualifications of the therapists currently working with us. 

 

Table Of Contents

1. Swedish Massage
2. Deep Tissue Massage
3. Lomi Lomi Massage
4. Sports Massage
5. Thai Massage
6. Foot Reflexology
7. Jet Lag and Hangover Massage
8. Pregnancy Massage
9. Slimming Massage
10. Physio-Style Massage
 

Most Popular Massages

1. Swedish Massage

A great way to get introduced into the world of different massage treatments. Gentle, calming and soothing, a classic Swedish massage is possibly the most favourite type of massage therapy in Europe. Light to medium pressure strokes known as effleurage form the key part of this treatment style and it is one of the most popular selections for people looking for a total relaxation session or for falling asleep to.

2. Deep Tissue Massage

Penetrating deeper into your muscle tissues, aiming to loosen knots and work out toxins from your body coming a very close second is deep tissue massage. Applied correctly, deep tissue massage techniques should not be painful and should both relax and restore tired and aching muscles. A good massage therapist should be able to perform deeper massages without being noisy or intrusive. Deeper relaxation should be the aim.

3. Lomi Lomi Massage

Originating in the exotic land of Hawaii and highly flowing in its style, lomi lomi massage can be likened to swimming in a deep powerful sea of massage therapy. Well trained and true practitioners of Hawaiian Lomi massage approach massage with the attitude that their role is to help clients find a natural position of balance, peace and happiness through physically powerful strokes delivered in a meditation like state.

4. Sports Massage

More targeted than deep tissue massage, sports massage is often specifically tailored to deal with problematic areas and muscle injuries that may have been caused as a result of strains or strenuous sports activities without adequate warming up. This massage therapy can be painful at times but the pain should be temporary and you should feel an improvement to the injured area soon afterwards.

5. Thai Massage

Whilst Swedish massage rules the western world, close on its heels (and rest of body!) is Thailand's signature therapy, Thai massage. Easily the most popular style in Thailand and punching well above its weight in the West too. In London there are two types of Thai massage which are most popular: a dry massage where you remain clothed and receive traditional (and some quite extreme) Thai stretches or an oil based massage which mixes many of the techniques from deep tissue massage with basic Thai stretching exercises. 

6. Foot Reflexology

Few massage types focus only on a small specific area of the body but nevertheless still managing to be in the top 10 is the highly popular foot reflexology. This treatment is based on a belief that the organs in our bodies are connected to specific zones in our feet through energy streams, known as meridian lines and chakras. Foot reflexology is different to foot massage which is usually included as part of a full-body massage treatment. You can however ask a therapist to include a proper reflexology session within another massage booking if they hold that qualification.

7. Jet Lag Massage

It is no surprise that jet lag massage features in our top 10 most popular mobile massage treatment styles for London. With London being such a buzzing international city, holiday makers and business people from all over the world travel here daily to work hard and party hard. This massage helps restore balance to your internal body clock thus speeding up the jet lag recovery process and also works wonders as a hangover cure too!

8. Pregnancy Massage

According to the Office of National Statistics, living in Greenwich, Lewisham or Wandsworth in 2016 meant you were twice as likely to have a baby than those living in the City of London! Even at a 10 year low birth rate for the UK, there were over three-quarters of a million babies born 2016. Which means lots of expectant mothers who deserve a few moments of blissful relaxation perhaps more than most. Pregnancy massage is a great idea once your pregnancy has progressed past your first trimester and is also a wonderful treat as a post-natal treatment.

9. Slimming Massage

Another favourite massage style in London for home visit treatments is anti-cellulite or slimming massage, which as its name implies focuses on reversing the effects of cellulite that affects the large majority of women at some point in their lives. These types of therapy work best when taken as a series of treatments over an extended period of time. Exercise, good diet and massage treatments can help but it will take time, just like the effects of building cellulite appeared over time. By receiving this treatment at home you can avoid multiple journeys to the clinic and instead enjoy it in the privacy of your home.

10. Physio-Style Massage

Realigning and restoring your body to its former health through physiotherapy advice and treatments can be very successful. Massage and exercise form a large part of that and physio-style massage incorporates many of the most popular techniques used in physiotherapy.

 

From all the different types of massage that are available on an outcall basis in London, the 10 styles above have been the most popularly chosen styles by customers over the last 9 years.

 

HOW TO FIND A THERAPIST NEAR YOU

Finding a mobile massage therapist who can perform one of the above popular styles for you in the comfort of your own home is easier than you think. There are several options for finding massage nearby, but the quickest and simplest is to type your postcode into the online booking system, select the style you are interested in and see which qualified therapists are near you now. 

 

HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR MASSAGE THERAPY AT HOME

If you have never had physical therapy at home, it can be daunting to know what to do before your therapist arrives. There is no need for concern, with just a little bit of effort and pre-planning, it is actually very easy to convert any room in your house or even your hotel room into a luxury spa like environment with the added benefit being that it will be exactly to your personal taste.

People are also often unsure about what to wear, whether or how much to tip and a whole host of other embarrassing questions many of which people feel shy to ask.