No place in the world understands the importance of rest and relaxation like Orlando, Florida. In the City Beautiful, we enjoy sunshine and warm weather year round, but that doesn’t make us immune to the stresses of daily life, including tensions, aches and pains.
Whether you’re fed up with the traffic on I-4 or stressing over finals at UCF, everyone could use an opportunity for some relaxation and pampering, and laying by the pool with a cold drink can only do so much.
Imagine laying down in a dark, comfortable room with soothing music playing as an expert works out your knots and tension. Few things are more enjoyable and indulgent than putting your muscles into the hands of a skilled massage therapist, so what are you waiting for?
What is Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy can take a variety of forms, including Swedish (the most popular), deep-tissue (more medically focused), aromatherapy (for extra relaxation), or hot stone (heated stones deeply penetrate muscles to relieve tension. Most forms of massage therapy are completed by trained and licensed massage therapists. The best part? You don’t have to do anything other than lay there and enjoy, though your therapist will likely ask you what areas you’d like to focus on and your preferred level of pressure.
What Are the Different Types of Massages?
There’s a variety of different types of massages, giving you the option to choose the one you prefer or the one that your body needs most. Here are some of the most popular types of massages in Orlando:
Swedish - This is the most common type of massage. It consists of long, slow, round motions from the therapists hands, and is known to help boost circulation through the body.
Deep Tissue - As the name suggests, this kind of massage uses a more intense kneading level to rub out knots in certain areas of the body.
Hot Stone - Heat has always been known to help relax muscles. This type of massage brings that technique into action. The therapist places literal hot stones (most typically basalt stones) onto the areas of tension.
Sport - This massage technique was designed with athletes in mind, because it’s typically focused on assisting the recovery of an injured muscle. It uses similar motions as the Swedish technique, just catered to the athlete’s specific strained area.
There are many additional types of massages that can be catered to those with specific muscle needs. Check out the many listings on Booksy to learn more about them.
What Can a Massage Do For Me?
While a massage feels good on the outside of your body, it does wonders for the inside too. Here are just a few internal benefits of massages.
- They release feel-good chemicals called endorphins into your body, providing you with a natural mood booster.
- Levels of cortisol are moved through the body during a massage, which reduce the physiological effects of stress.
- Over time, chronic pain can be greatly reduced, even eliminated.
- They are believed to aid in managing mental stress and anxiety.
- Over time, they work to reduce and eventually heal joint pain.
How Long Does it Take?
Most massage therapists offer sessions that last anywhere from 30 - 90 minutes.
How Much Do Massages Cost in Orlando?
Depending on the type of massage you choose to receive, prices can range from $50-85. Massage therapy varies in price based on the length of your session, the approach of your therapist, and any add-ons like aromatherapy or hot stones. A basic, 60-minute Swedish massage starts at around $50 in Orlando.
Where Can I Get a Massage in Orlando?
Goodbye stress! You’ll find many different options for local masseuses or masseur on the Booksy listings above. On the go? Download the Booksy app to book relaxation instantly!