There are actually two kinds of massage: Therapeutic massage and relaxation massage. Both types offer benefits, and both are effective, but they have a very different purpose.
Typically, you’ll find relaxation massage at a spa, either as a service on its own or as part of a “spa day” package that includes other services such as paraffin treatments, manicures or facials. The massage will be pleasurable and relaxing, but don’t expect detailed discussion of your health needs. Also, the people providing massages at a spa may not be qualified to assist with health needs and goals.
If you have particular health needs, Therapeutic massage is likely more suitable. Often, health care professionals recommend it for injuries and pain, or after a competitive sports event or intense workout. This therapy is performed by Registered Massage Therapist , and treatment often takes place in a clinic setting. It may also be combined with physiotherapy por chiropractic care if that is appropriate for your needs.