Have you ever randomly picked a massage service based on the name and little more? You’re not the only one!

Guests often ask us which one of the massage options at our San Diego spa is the BEST.

The answer is it depends. Massage is more than just kneading muscles, applying pressure and releasing tension. Different techniques offer benefits for particular health concerns.

Here’s an overview of the types of massage services we offer at our tranquil San Diego wellness spa locations in Mission Valley and Sorrento Valley:

Therapeutic Deep Tissue Massage – Pressure and slow strokes are used to release tension from deep within your muscles and connective tissues. It is particularly helpful in reducing chronic pain.

Sports Massage – A Therapeutic Deep Tissue Massage including techniques to increase mobility and heal or prevent specific injuries.

Cranial Sacral Therapy – The massage therapist uses subtle, light movements to gently release tension from the head, spinal column, and sacrum to alleviate the effects of stress, anxiety, and chronic pain while promoting healing.

Trigger Point Massage – This massage is a combination of broad, flowing strokes and stronger, deeper pressure on specific trigger points focusing on any problematic areas. It is often used to relieve tightness related to specific conditions, chronic pain, or injuries.

Thai Fusion Massage – This active form of massage involves stretches as well as the application of pressure to and the working of various muscles. It helps with pain management, stress relief, boost circulation, and increase flexibility.

Cupping Therapy Massage – For this type of massage, your therapist incorporates an ancient form of alternative medicine that involves placing heated and inverted cups on your skin to create a suction effect. Cupping therapy massage stimulates circulation, promotes healing, and helps to manage pain and promote relaxation.

Basalt Stone Therapy Massage – This relaxing and therapeutic massage relieves tension, improves circulation, and reduces muscle pain or discomfort by placing fine-grained, igneous rocks on your body during the treatment.

Prenatal Massage – Women in their second and third trimesters can alleviate pregnancy aches naturally (especially in the lower back, hips, and legs) while being supported by strategically-placed pillows to help them rest comfortably.

You may further customize your massage with aromatherapy, energy work, or reflexology to meet your specific needs. If you are unsure of which massage would benefit you the most share your concerns when you book your next appointment. Our massage therapists are talented at matching your needs to the best-suited massage therapy.