The first-ever massage was done over 4,000 years ago in China. Between then and now, many types of massages have been created and to know which one is best for you can be tricky. The key to getting the most benefits out of massage therapy is to pick the right type based on your personal needs.
Bright Side is laying out some of the most common types of massage therapy and what kinds of people it’s meant for.
1. Aromatherapy massage
This is a massage with essential oils such as lavender and eucalyptus. They may be applied directly onto the skin or be diffused in the room during the session. This massage is great for people who have anxiety, depression, insomnia, nausea, and pain, according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI).