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Spa Massage Guide

Relaxing Massage With such a variety of massages competing for space on spa menus these days, it can be confusing. Here’s a rough guide to help you choose the right one for you:


Do you like light to medium massage pressure?

We recommend these more gentle, relaxing, pampering types of massage:

Prefer medium to strong massage pressure?

Try these more stimulating massages for easing muscular aches and pains:

Massages are by far the most commonly booked treatments in UK spas. As long as there’s stress in our lives, we’ll always have aches and pains. But if you find the sheer choice of massages now available gives you a headache too, SpaSeekers can help.

With decades of experience recommending spas, spa packages and spa treatments to our customers, we’re certainly able to help you find the right massage. Whether you want to escape on a pampering spa day, a weekend spa break with the girls or whether you need help choosing the right spa gift voucher for a loved one, we've got all you need to know when it comes to choosing massages.

Whether you like light to medium massage pressure or would rather have your head, feet or arms massaged than your back, SpaSeekers understands that one person’s idea of massage heaven is another’s hell! Our job is to help you find the massage that’s exactly right for you, or whoever you’re booking a spa treat for – be that for mum, your best friend or partner.

Once you’ve booked your massage and you’re actually in the treatment room, we all know there’s no point lying there gritting your teeth if your massage feels too hard or too soft. A good spa therapist will ask you if the pressure is ok for you and she should adapt the pressure accordingly.

Therapists may be lovely people but they’re not telepathic, so don’t hesitate to politely let yours know what you like and what you don’t. After all, you’re the one paying for the treatment – this is your time – so don’t be afraid to ask for what you want. You’ll find this kind of concern and others listed in our complete guide to spa etiquette.

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