A long trip is indeed very exhausting, whether it’s by plane, train, car, or any other transportation. During the trip, our body couldn't move around freely because of the constant position for hours. It's also difficult to do any exercises since we have limited time at the destination. Upon arrival, your muscles will feel stiff and drained. To relieve your body aches, it's recommended to get a massage for your tiring body. Massage has some benefits for you such as improving sleep, boosting immunity, or making you fit all day. But there are so many kinds of massage in the world with its own specialties. Wondering which one you should get? Here are four best massages to give your body a remedy after a long tiring trip.
Japanese Shiatsu is a massage where the therapist uses finger pressure to your body. The therapist will also use other parts of the hand, elbow, and knees as well. The massage itself will not use any kind of tool or oil in the process. You will be instructed to wear loose clothing and lay your face down on a Japanese futon. Your blood flow will be stimulated from this massage and your muscles will feel more relaxed. The price varies depend on the duration, starting from around USD30 for 15 minutes to USD135 for 2 hours.
Thai massage is known as one of the best types of massage in the world. However, the procedure is more intense compared to other types of massage. It combines acupuncture, Indian Ayuverdic principles, and yoga postures. Like Japanese shiatsu, Thai massage doesn't use any kind of oil or lotions. You will be given a comfortable loose clothing from the parlor to wear before the massage.
What makes this massage more intense is that your body will not be pressed by the therapist, but she will compress, pull, and stretch your body into yoga positions. The full Thai massage session lasts for 2 hours. This massage will not only help you heal your physical pain but also refresh your emotional state. This massage is relatively cheap, starting from around USD6 to USD15.
Balinese massage is a more relaxed, slower kind of massage that intends to calm your body and mind. Known for its deep tissue massage, the therapist will roll and knead your body from head to toe. You can also ask them to adjust their strength based on your preference. What makes this massage popular for its calming effect is the usage of essential oils with the amazing smell on your body. You will be instructed to lay on a massage couch or a floor mat and your body will be covered with a cloth during the process. The price for this massage ranges from USD7,50 to USD10 for an hour.
Swedish massage is the most famous type of massage in the world. If you are a beginner or never tried any massage before, then Swedish massage is the right option for you. You will have to take your clothes off to undergo the massage. But if you feel uncomfortable to do so, you can keep your underwear on. The therapist will apply oil or lotion on your body and massage all your body parts with their hands in circular motion.
It will be better if you tell about the condition of your body to the therapist, so they will know what to do to relieve your body aches. If you have muscle injuries, you will probably be encouraged to sign up for deep tissue massage. It is one of the varieties of Swedish massage that focuses on healing your pain. The price for Swedish massage ranges from USD50 to USD90 for an hour.