In Glasgow, there are hundreds of different massage therapists to choose from. In this article, I’m going to highlight the main factors you should consider when choosing a great Massage Glasgow Therapist.
The main factors to consider:
It can be pretty tricky to find a great massage therapist in Glasgow who can help you relax and relieve tension. I’ve put together these 6 factors which should help you make an informed decision.
Your Own Massage Needs
Before you even think about booking a massage, I think it’s absolutely vital to consider your own needs.
Typically there are a couple of common problems that massage can help with:
- When you’re feeling stressed out and overwhelmed
- When you’ve been sitting at a desk all day and regularly feel uncomfortable
- When you’ve had an epic gym session and want to recover more quickly
- When you’ve got a debilitating illness and you want a soothing massage to reduce pain
The benefit of thinking about how you are feeling before booking your massage treatment is that it will help you get exactly what you want from the treatment.
The types of massage that are offered
Most massage therapists offer a number of different massage types such as Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, sports massage (and many others) to ensure that they can satisfy your needs.
At the core level though, these massage types are really just a gauge of pressure levels that you’ll receive
So, going back to your massage needs that you highlighted earlier, think about what your needs are and match them appropriately with a type of massage that suits you most.
Obviously if you are looking for a really deep massage to alleviate tight or sore areas, then you’ll want to to choose a therapist accordingly who offers this level of pressure and a deep tissue or sports massage may be more up your street.
However, if you are looking for something lighter to help de-stress your mind then look around for a massage therapist who offers aromatherapy and Swedish massage.
The Massage Glasgow Therapist’s Experience & Qualifications
This one is a huge factor to consider when selecting your therapist.
If your massage therapist is straight out of college and has only a little experience, they may be less confident in the way that they treat you and as a result the effects of the massage will be reduced.
Conversely, if you would like a really great massage experience where you leave the studio feeling at your very best, then I would highly recommend you choose a therapist with at least 3 years experience.
Is the location convenient for you?
This is a simple one.
If a massage studio is miles away, it may cause you to feel more stressed out just getting there and defeat the purpose of getting the massage itself.
So, give the studio a Google before you book so that you feel comfortable finding it.
If you live in the West End of Glasgow, choose a therapist near you. Likewise for the Glasgow City Centre or the East End.
Less distance means less stress.
The reviews left by previous massage clients
If a massage studio has no reviews, then it can be pretty difficult to trust them to provide you with a great experience.
Here’s a link to a list of Google Reviews for massage studios in Glasgow.
Before you choose your therapist, have a read through the reviews and you’ll quickly get an idea of which ones provide the best service and which ones to avoid.
Another important factor is deciding what you can afford for your massage treatment.
Here’s a basic guide for what to expect at the different pricing levels for an hour massage in Glasgow:
Free: Amateur Massage Therapists
If the massage therapist is still in training and looking for someone to practice on, they will tend to offer you a free treatment to build up the number of hours they have worked.
They are unlikely to specialise in any particular type of massage treatment or go deep into your areas of tension. Reason being, they aren’t confident enough to put pressure on those areas for fear that it may cause you pain.
Best for: Someone who would like to relax and unwind but cannot afford to pay for a massage treatment
£15 – £30: Junior Massage Therapist (Less Than 1 Year of Experience)
At this level, you can expect massage therapists in Glasgow who have just finished college and have a little experience under their belt (under 1 year’s experience) and are getting to the stage where they are competent enough to give an effective massage treatment that solves some problems that you are having.
Best for: those wanting a standard, relaxing massage treatment to help them de-stress, but can’t afford a trained professional therapist.
£31 – £45: Trained Massage Therapist (1 – 3 Years of Experience)
After a massage therapist has a year or two experience, they will start to feel more confident in sensing areas of tension that need more of a focus.
They will be able to effectively relieve areas of tension in your body and you’ll leave the studio feeling great.
Best for: People who would like a relaxing massage with elements of a deep tissue to relieve some areas of tension in their body too.
£46 – £75: Experienced Massage Therapist (4+ Years of Experience)
At this level, massage therapists will be confident in sensing areas of tension very quickly in your body and will be able to prescribe a treatment that will give you an amazing sense of relief that will leave you feeling awesome for days afterwards.
You’ll leave the massage invigorated and ready to take on the world (after a nice sleep)
Best for: People who want ‘the real deal’. People who have had a massage before and know what they like. They aren’t satisfied with average treatments and need someone who can give them exactly what they need.
£76 – £150: Massage Therapy in a Spa Environment
At this price point, you’ll expect a spa experience to go along with your massage treatment from an experienced professional.
For instance, you might have a jacuzzi with prosecco or champagne following the treatment. Maybe you’ll have a facial too.
The main thing here is that you aren’t just paying for a massage, you’re getting the post-massage treatment too.
Best for: hen parties, couple days, gifts for your partner
My Recommended Massage Therapist in Glasgow:
- They offer a range of massage treatments from a classic Swedish massage right through to sports and pregnancy massage options allowing them to basically cater to any pressure level.
- Their massage therapists have a minimum level of experience of 4 years so they are confident in giving great massage treatments every time.
- They are located in Finniestion, which is right in the middle of the West End and City Centre of Glasgow which means they are convenient to get to for both sides of the city.
- They have outstanding reviews – click here to see their Google Reviews
- And, they are very reasonably priced at £45 per hour
So there you go. If you fancy a massage in Glasgow, I recommend you head to Deserved Massage.
Have a great day!