The first time I ever went to a spa for a massage, I had no idea there was more than one type or category of massage. I should have done more research before going. After the massage I did not return, feeling it did not seem worth the expense.
Fast forward six months, when I met my now husband, the massage therapist. He showed me that depending on my ailment the type of massage should be changed accordingly. I get regular massages now and it helps tremendously with my chronic pain. The information below should help you understand some of the modalities.
Now that you are more familiar with different types of massage, I hope you can make an informed decision about the massage that is right for you.