There is nothing more relaxing and head-clearing than a massage at Natural Blends Esthetics on the beautiful island of Curaçao. The dim lights, calm music, delightful smells, and glorious massage is the perfect antidote to stress. There are many types of massage to choose from here. Any massage you select is calming.

Receiving a good and the right massage can have profound effects on your health when getting one regularly. The number one benefit of massages is getting rid of one of today’s biggest killers: stress.

There are over 200 different techniques and types of massage, all treating different needs and providing different results and various benefits. Before you decide on what type of massage is right for you, first ask yourself what it is you’re hoping to achieve from your massage. If it’s pure relaxation and destressing, then a therapeutic massage style is what you’re looking for. If you want to enhance your athletic performance, then a therapeutic sports massage may be the answer.

In order for you to feel less confused at all the different options available, let’s start by looking at some of the most common forms of massage out there.

Swedish Massage

As the Swedish massage aims to relax the entire body, it is the perfect antidote for general aches and pains in your back. Depending on your preference, the therapist will apply light or medium pressure to your body and target particular areas where you most feel that need attention (e.g. a tight shoulders or a stiff neck). If you are wondering if there is more to a relaxing and revitalized feeling with a Swedish Massage, then you might be quite surprised to know that Swedish Massage has been proven to have many more benefits for the body, such as:

  • Reducing stress, fatigue, and depression
  • Improving sleep quality and helping to reduce insomnia
  • Creating an improved sense of wellbeing

Deep tissue massage
Do you suffer from tight, tense muscles? Then you might consider a deep tissue massage. The massage is similar to Swedish massage but with deeper pressure. It might even be more extreme than sports massage, which is really saying something! Deep tissue massage is very intense and can sometimes even feel uncomfortable. Even so, it can be very effective in treating deep tissue problems that other styles of massage can not reach at all.

Aromatherapy Massage
Aromatherapy is a holistic method of treating the body, mind, and spirit. Aromatherapy massage combines the three to achieve physiological and psychological wellbeing. The overall idea of aromatherapy massage is that both scent and massage can have a profound effect on health and wellbeing.

The aromatherapy massage does not only uses specific oils to enhance relaxation but can also be used to:

  • Strengthen the immune system
  • Help kill bacteria, fungal infections, and viruses
  • Help encourage restful sleep
  • Raising or lowering blood pressure depending on the oils used.

There are many more massage techniques out there to benefit your mental and physical activities, this list includes only some of the major types of massage. Talking with a specialized massage therapist in Curaçao about what it is you want from your massage will give you the best benefits possible. Specialized therapists can customize your massage to suit your age, condition, or any other special needs or goals you may have by using more than one form of massage.

It is important to note that, even though massage therapy can be very effective, it is in no way a substitute for medical treatment of serious conditions.