Massage Brisbane – Which Massage To Get When In Brisbane

August 30, 2015 by Yuan | Filed under Health.

Brisbane, the glorious capital of Queensland,and one of the oldest cities in Australia is blessed with a subtropical climate and a plethora of sights to see, places to eat and things to do.

There are the ‘must do’ sights. Go to the Southbank and ride the Wheel of Brisbane that offers you 360-degree views, 60 metres up in the air. Visit the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take a trip to Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo, take a ride on the City Cat and see Brisbane from the river, to mention just a few.

Then there are the other bits of Brisbane, the bits that fewer tourists see and the locals hold close to their hearts. These include the secret eateries, funky vintage shops, hidden parks and traditional massage parlours. Yes, massage Brisbane is hugely popular, with massage parlours all over the city and several training schools. Finding a good place for a massage is relatively easy, but before you head out for some relaxation, take time to think about what form of massage is best for you.

Massage is an ancient form of body manipulation, which can trace its roots back to 2000 BC in Ancient Egypt. Still used the world over today, there are many types of massage and each offer something different, from relaxation, to focusing on a specific medical problem, to improving general flexibility and blood circulation.

Here’s a two-minute guide to the types of massages that you can ask for:

Swedish the best known of all the massages, involves a soothing technique using a series of predetermined strokes.

Acupressure is the medium of applying pressure to trigger points, using the hands, feet or elbows.

Foot massage involves massaging the soles, ankles and toes to create a feeling or relaxation, this can also be done with creams or oils.

Reflexology is the massage of feet and hands and works on a map of points that correspond to different areas of your body.

Sports massage, sometimes call deep tissue massage, is a deep but gentle kneading of muscles that have spasmed or knotted.

Stone massage uses heated and oiled stones to massage the body. The heat from the stones allow for a deeper massage.

Thai massage works on the body from the feet up and uses a combination of yoga, acupressure and reflexology.

Traditional Chinese massage uses a range of techniques that push, rub, stretch and even vibrate sore muscles.

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