Although massage are relaxing, many people who are new to having massages find their first visit a little stressful. If you’ve never had a massage before, you may be concerned about how intense it will be and if you’ll have any discomfort afterwards. Not to mention how many different types of massages you have to select from. It’s difficult to know what type of massage is the best type to choose for your first massage.
If you’re considering a massage but aren’t sure where to begin, book a soft massage at West Garden Spa in Midtown Manhattan. This type of massage is the perfect introduction to the world of massage therapy.
Why Is Soft Massage Ideal for a First Massage?
Soft massage, also known as light touch massage therapy, offers many of the same benefits of deeper massages but without the intensity. Although soft massage can be performed vigorously, it can also deliver results with a gentler touch. It is designed to use fingertip touch and very gentle pinching to stimulate the body’s energy points, improve blood circulation and the natural flow of energy around the body.
During your first massage, you can avoid the dizziness and tender muscles that are sometimes experienced right after deeper massage therapy. Many massage first-timers also appreciate the fact that soft massage is performed with moisturizing lotion instead of massage oils. Although you may prefer oils and a deeper massage after more sessions, the lotion allows minimal clean-up after your first treatment.
What Are the Benefits of Soft Massage?
Soft massage from West Garden Spa may be gentle, but that doesn’t mean you’ll lose out on great benefits. Soft massage, like other massage types, increases your blood flow which reduces inflammation that could be causing chronic aches and pains. It also strengthens your immune system, increases muscle flexibility, improves oxygen flow, and sparks the release of endorphins to help minimize stress and anxiety.
Don’t let your inexperience with massage keep you from reaping the benefits of this powerful, natural therapy. Book a soft massage at West Garden Spa today by calling 212.244.7711. At our Midtown Manhattan Asian massage spa, we also offer shiatsu, deep tissue, and Swedish massages, and we’re always available to answer your questions about massage therapy. Call us today and get started on the road to stress and pain relief.