There is nothing quite like a good massage to help ease aches, pains and stresses. To get the very best massage possible, you need to choose the best massage salon. That may seem like an easy enough task. However, when you consider there are dozens of salons offering massages in the Highbury and Islington area of London alone, it’s understandable why it can be quite an overwhelming task.
With that in mind, whether this is the first time you have ever visited a massage salon or your first time looking for an Islington massage, we are here to help. In the following post, you will find our top tips for choosing the right massage salon.
Think Carefully About the Kind of Massage You Want/Need
Before you even start looking at salons, you need to figure out the kind of massage that you are looking for. There is a wide variety of different massage techniques that therapists use that offer very different benefits from one another. Are you looking to relieve/fight pain, help losing weight, or simply unwind?
Once you have a better idea of what you want to get out of the massage, you will be able to focus your search on the massage salons that offer those kinds of treatments.
Find Out About Their Training, Qualifications and Experience
Before you lie down on a salon’s massage table, you will want to know your body is in safe hands. You must find out more about the training, qualifications and experience the massage therapists have at a salon you are interested in. Often you will find this information on their website or social media accounts, but if you can’t see it, don’t be afraid to ask.
If they are a professional salon, they will have appropriately trained therapists working for them. Always be cautious if they are reluctant to discuss their training and qualifications. While certifications and accreditations are important, you should also find out how long they have been practising professionally. The last thing you want, especially if you are new to massage therapy, is to have a trainee or a newly qualified therapist work on you.
The more experienced they have, the better their services is likely to be.
Ask for Recommendations
Your own social and work circles are likely to be your best source for finding a good massage salon you can rely on. Ask friends, family members and even colleagues for their recommendations, especially paying close attention to those who went to salons for similar reasons to your own.
This is not foolproof, as everyone is different and what one person might consider a great massage and great salon, another might not. However, it will give you some real-life, trustworthy experiences to help base your decision on.
Read Online Reviews
This goes hand-in-hand with the above tip. To add a little weight to any recommendations you receive from the people you know and trust, you should also read online reviews from previous clients. As well as the actual website and social media accounts of salons, there are other places these can be found. The easiest and quickest way is to search for massage Highbury and Islington reviews.
To get the fullest picture about a salon and the massages they offer, you need to read through as many of the reviews as possible. Read the positive ones and the negative ones you should exercise caution if there are a lot of negative reviews.