How To Choose The Right Massage For You

| by Caitlin Plummer, under Woodhouse Services


So you've decided you need a massage, but how do you know which massage service is best for you?


There are countless benefits of having a regular massage such as are decreasing stress, tension and keeping your body injury free.
But what treatment type is best for you?


Here at The Woodhouse Day Spa, Nashville we offer a range of treatments including Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Relaxing Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage, Mellow Mama and of course our signature massage The Woodhouse Four-Handed Massage


Below we have included a summary of what each massage involves so that you can be sure you are selecting the right type of massage for you.


The Woodhouse Signature Four-Handed Massage

Two massage therapists perform a full body Swedish Massage in synchronization. This service uses long gliding strokes and light to moderate pressure easing you into deep relaxation. Your massage therapists will also perform foot reflexology and a hypnotic scalp massage in sync. The four-handed massage is offered as an 80 minute service.


Duet Massage

The Woodhouse Day Spa offers a 50 and 80 minute Duet Massage so you can relax together with the one you love. The Duet massage encourages unity and eases stress as you unwind while having side-by-side massage services. 


Swedish Massage

Bliss out with a Swedish Massage! A Woodhouse Swedish Massage will help to de-stress and decrease tension in your body and is great for those who have had a stressful working week or feel like treating themselves to some TLC! 

Swedish Massage consists of long, flowing strokes, kneading and gentle manipulations and is usually performed as a light to moderate pressure.

Swedish Massage is great for increasing circulation, reducing fluid retention and gently lengthening tight muscles.

The Woodhouse Day Spa, Nashville offers Swedish Massage as a 50, 80 or 110 minute service.


Therapeutic Stone Massage

The Woodhouse Therapeutic Stone Massage is a full body massage that incorporates Swedish Massage and the use of warm stones. The warm stones are both relaxing and therapeutic as they deliver heat deep into the muscles, increasing circulation and lengthening the muscles. The Therapeutic Stone Massage is performed at a light to moderate pressure and can be a 50 minute, 80 minute or 110 minute service.


Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage is perfect those who have specific areas of tightness that need some extra attention. Your massage therapist will assess your treatment areas and address the underlying cause of your discomfort. The Deep Tissue Massage involves massage with deep pressure, stretching strokes and some trigger point therapy (which involves pressure applied to specific ‘knots’ in the affected muscles).

Deep Tissue Massage is a great treatment method for many soft tissue injuries including sciatica, carpal tunnel, neck and back pain, headaches, sports injuries and tendonitis. Deep Tissue Massage can be booked as a 50 or 80 minute service.


Mellow Mama Massage

This treatment is designed specifically for the expecting mother. Our Mellow Mama Massage can take place after the 12th week and can be performed up until the birth. This service addresses the individual needs of the mother and her child during her pregnancy. 

Many expecting mothers experience back pain, hip pain, sciatica, calf cramps and fluid retention as a result of their body’s changes. Our Mellow Mama Massage uses long slow strokes directed towards the heart, which helps promote circulation to mother and baby. Your masage therapist may use a light to moderate pressure during the service and may advise stretching for your home care. Mellow Mam can be booked as a 50 or 80 minute service.


If you’d like more advice regarding what’s best for you, please call our friendly concierge on 615-717-7511

Or, simply book your appointment through our convenient online booking page.



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