If you’re full of aches and pains and looking for relief, you’ll want the best massage. Minneapolis spas have you covered, and we’re here to single out the best of the best.
Getting a couples massage? Here’s what to know before you go!
The answer is simpler than you think. A couple’s massage is when you and a friend each enjoy a massage side-by-side with two therapists that work at the same time. Depending on the spa, a couple’s massage may include soothing music, aromatherapy, candle lighting, and other relaxing amenities.
Yes . . but it's not recommended. The whole point is to relax, after all, and that means giving yourself permission to zone out. That said, every couple is different. The takeaway: if you're taking your partner to a couples massage, you should probably have a chat before your appointment about, well, chatting.
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Unlike other stuffy spas and chains, Elicia Bridges of Anointed Hands works for herself. A one-woman force of healing, she’s skilled in Swedish and deep-tissue massage. Clients rave about her so frequently, she’s often booked up weeks or even months in advance. Just check out a few of these 5-star reviews from satisfied customers:
“Fabulous massage, masseuse was very attentive to my sore areas!” – Teri S.
“Elicia is a very talented MT. It was my first professional massage, but her quality is instantly noticeable. You definitely won't regret spending more money for a longer session. Thank you, Elicia. I very much enjoyed this massage, and felt wonderful and relaxed the following week.” – Benjamin F.
“Elicia is AWESOME. If your muscles are tight, she can help loosen them up. We’ve been going for several months now.” – G R.
Swedish massage is rooted in Western practices of anatomy and physiology. To perform this type of massage, licensed therapists apply an arsenal of pressure styles that include stroking, kneading, striking, rubbing, and vibrations. Using massage oil to help their strokes glide, they focus the pressure along the muscles that run the length of the body.
The pressure from Swedish massage is ideal for relieving muscle tension, like the kind that builds up from hunching over a computer all day. This tension can sometimes result in knots: trigger points of extremely tense muscle fibers that form tiny nodules. Massage therapists are trained to feel for these knots, and Swedish-massage techniques are ideal for gently coaxing them away.
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Known and loved for its workouts and performance training, Fitness 1 is also home to excellent massages. But if you’re heading in for a massage, it’s pretty likely you’re coming from one of their strength-building classes. When you work your muscles hard, a Swedish massage often isn’t enough to help work out the tough knots and soreness that can arise. Instead, you need a sports massage, and thankfully Fitness 1’s therapists are true pros in the technique. They’ll focus on healing any injuries, soothing soreness, and emphasizing prevention to keep you ready for your next workout.
We’re answering some of the most common questions about the popular massage.
Ashiatsu massage is a barefoot massage technique that has been performed for thousands of years, with roots in Asia and India. During ashiatsu massage, the therapist positions themselves above the client while holding onto parallel bars attached to the ceiling. Using the bars for balance, the therapist then uses their feet to combat deep tension in the client's muscles.
The main benefit of ashiatsu massage is that it allows the therapist to apply more pressure than they would otherwise be able to if they only used their hands. This is especially helpful for clients dealing with chronic tension that can't be tamed with a traditional deep-tissue massage. By targeting specific pressure points, the massage therapist's dancing motions can help decompress the spine in a way that may help relieve pinched nerves and back spasms.