Have you ever perused a spa menu, only to become completely overwhelmed by the myriad massage treatment options available? It’s easy to be thrown off by different types of massage, especially when you’re not sure what each option is — or how it’s beneficial for your body. 

While they may all sound relaxing and interchangeable, that’s not the case. Types of massage treatments vary based on different movement techniques, equipment, body location and pressure applied. Some massages are excellent for easing mental stress, others are good for healing after injuries, and some are geared toward releasing toxins from our bodies. 

But there’s no need to get stressed out by choosing a massage type, if you follow these helpful tips for successfully navigating a massage menu.