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How to Choose the Right Massage for You

May 19, 2022

Illustration of a black woman carring her child in a cloth wrap.

You’ve put on your most comfortable pair of sweatpants. Your water bottle is by your side. You’re ready for your first massage! But with so many options, how do you know which one is right for you? The answer starts by knowing what you want to accomplish.

“By telling us your overall health goals, or any ailments you have we can help tailor a massage to help you get the most out of your experience.” says licensed massage therapist Cymbelene Nardo with Atlantic Health System’s Chambers Center for Well-Being.

“The ability to customize your treatment is one of the things that makes massage so beautiful.”

Let’s look at nine of the most common massage motivations.