Are All Massages The Same?

Massage Therapist Alameda California

So many of you are leading a lifestyle that is incredibly demanding on your precious minds and bodies. You don’t need to convince us you could use some extra self care, we know you deserve it!

At Bespoke we are here to help bring a sense of peace and vitality back to your life. Through the variety of the wellness services we offer we know when you see us you’ll leave feeling like a renewed version of yourself. Massage therapy is an alternative approach to wellness that has shown benefits for all ages.

Navigating the steps to choosing the perfect massage can be tricky, so we’re here to help. 


Types of Massage

You deserve a massage tailored to your unique needs and desires. Massages are among the most luxurious self-care rituals. Below are some of the most common versions to improve your health and relieve tension in your body. 


Hot Stone Massage

Interested in a luxury treatment to release aches from your muscles? Hot stones may be perfect for you. 

All the focus is on you during this massage, so come prepared to let go and receive some loving care! Our massage therapist delicately lays warm stones on key parts of the body, including calves, back, and palms. 

Key benefits include:

  • Stress relief
  • Muscle tension relaxation
  • Improved sleep
  • Autoimmune disease symptom relief


Swedish Massage

This type of massage is the most common, and is popular for a reason. With its core focus on relaxation and rejuvenation, this massage type is a go-to for those seeking a stress relieving massage.


Deep Tissue Massage

If you are suffering from short-term or chronic pain, this massage may be a great fit. While one of the more intense massage types, studies have shown deep tissue massage to be effective at providing pain relief. 

After experiencing this type of deep tissue work, people have reported improvements with the following:

  • Sports-related injuries
  • General muscle pain and stiffness
  • High blood pressure
  • Autoimmune disease symptoms


Specialized Types

Didn’t see a therapy perfect for you? So far, we’ve only highlighted some of the most common and popular forms of massage therapy. There are so many types of massages, each with its own benefits for everyone from  serious athletes to couples, pregnant people, and more. 


Finding the Right Massage Therapist

Knowing what massage you want is a great starting point. The next step is to pick out the perfect massage therapist for you. 

Here are some tips from us on what to consider when selecting your massage therapist:

  • Location: Planning the ultimate pampering road trip? Looking for the shortest commute from your home? Location is the No. 1 thing to consider before you start your search. 
  • Specialties and experience: Choosing a massage therapist who specializes in exactly what you’re looking for can elevate your experience. 
  • Availability: Finding a therapist who can accommodate your schedule is important. Being able to book an appointment at the first sign of needing a massage improves your wellness maintenance. 


Start Your Massage Journey Today

Begin your journey with one of our certified massage therapists! With over 18 types of massage therapies offered, you’re sure to find the right fit with us. Make an appointment to let us guide you to a more holistic approach to wellness.