Which massage is right for you?

Let the experts at 1847 point you in the right direction.

July 20, 2016

Whether you’re too active, suffering from insomnia or spending too much time on the road, there is a massage for all requirements.

We brought in the experts at Dubai's leading men's salon chain 1847 to help you choose the right massage depending on your lifestyle.

What: This slow full body massage combats stress using a selection of fragrant oils to create mental and physical relaxation.
Tools: Lavender oil.
Pressure: Soft to medium.
Choose this if: You are stressed, can’t sleep, and you’re too scared to have a deep tissue massage.
The effect: Aromatherapy has powerful physical and emotional effects and can increase mental clarity and alleviate headaches.

What: The therapist uses their hands, knees, legs, and feet to move you into a series of yoga-like stretches.
Tools: Dry hands, no oil.
Pressure: Medium to hard.
Choose this if: You want to improve circulation and increase flexibility.
The effect: Designed to relieve tension-induced pain and boost energy levels. It enhances muscular flexibility and relieves aching muscles with rhythmic compressions, rolling of limbs, and gentle rocking. It can be both relaxing and energising.

What: This massage uses aromatherapy oils and various strokes to lubricate the skin and warm up the muscle tissue and release tension.
Tools: Aromatherapy oils.
Pressure: Medium to hard.
Choose this if: You are a busy guy spending a lot of time on the road, on planes or at a desk.
The effect: It gets blood circulation flowing, releases toxins and breaks up of muscle knots to promote relaxation and ease muscle spasms.

Deep tissue
What: Hard pressure and draining techniques realign deep layers of muscle and connective tissue.
Tools: Aromatherapy oils.
Pressure: Hard.
Choose this if: You play a lot of sport or are generally very active.
The effect: Deep tissue massages can revive the body and can bring relief to areas such as neck, lower back and shoulders that fall prey to aches and pains.

Hot stone
What: Natural volcanic basalt stones are placed on chakra points to loosen muscles. The heated stones are seen as an extension of the therapist’s hands. The heat relaxes muscles, allowing the therapist to work without using deep pressure.
Tools: Heated volcanic stones and aromatherapy oil.
Pressure: Medium.
Choose this if: You have muscle tension but prefer a lighter massage. It’s also good if you suffer from insomnia.
The effect: The hot stones can be comforting and create a sense of relaxation.