Body massages are a very beneficial spa treatment that can help you relax, rid you of ache and pain, and aid in many other health benefits. There are many benefits of massage and many types of massage which can allow you to target different problem areas.

At Belle Ross Spa & Salon in Southaven, we offer a variety of massage styles that can provide you with the benefits you are looking for.

Type of Massage and The Benefits

Swedish Massage

This massage style is done by rubbing the muscles using long smooth strokes in the direction that the blood flows to the heart. A Swedish massage also uses circular pressure, kneading, percussion-like tapping, stretching, and bending as other techniques.

The Benefits

There are many benefits of a Swedish massage including:

  • Relaxation
  • Increased oxygen levels in blood
  • Decrease in muscle toxins
  • Improved flexibility
  • Improved circulation
  • Decrease in stress hormone

Therapeutic Massage

A therapeutic massage is a massage that helps with pain relief, stress reduction, and works specific areas. This is a general term for a variety of massages. Some therapeutic massage styles include trigger point, sports, and myofascial massage. These massages use a variety of techniques to provide your body with what it needs, whether it is a deep tissue massage technique or a lighter touch.

The Benefits

No matter what type of therapeutic massage you get, you can experience many benefits:

  • Stress relief
  • Pain relief in specific areas
  • Improves problem areas
  • Catered to your needs

Deep Tissue/Sports Massage

A deep tissue massage uses firm pressure and slow strokes. This technique helps to target deeper layers of muscle and fascia. Unlike a therapeutic massage, this massage type will always use this technique rather than be altered based on your needs. This may not be the most relaxing massage type but it does offer a ton of benefits.

The Benefits

Deep tissue massage offers a variety of different benefits. These include:

  • Relieves chronic aches and pains
  • Aids in injury rehabilitation
  • Improves posture problems
  • Reduces limited mobility
  • Aids in sports-related muscle recovery

Prenatal Massage

A prenatal massage can help with the discomforts of pregnancy and offer many other benefits. This massage type can help reduce the stress put on different joints due to the extra weight that pregnancy brings. During a prenatal massage, you can either be positioned in a seated massage chair, on your back (for later in the pregnancy) or in a sideline position with cushions for support and comfort. Different techniques can be used during your prenatal massage, including reflexology, Swedish massage technique, and more.

The Benefits

Soon-to-be mothers can greatly benefit from a prenatal massage. These benefits include:

  • Stress relief
  • Promotes overall wellness
  • Reduces stiff muscles and joints
  • Improves blood and lymph circulation
  • Aids in better sleep
  • Can help relieve depression and anxiety


Reflexology is a type of bodywork in which pressure is applied to hands and feet to help relieve pain and offer other benefits. The thought behind reflexology is that there are specific reflex points in the hands and feet that are connected to specific organs and other body parts. This energetic connection and applied pressure can help to provide different areas of your body with benefits.

The Benefits

Reflexology offers a variety of benefits, including:

  • Reduces stress
  • Aids in headaches and migraines
  • Reduces insomnia
  • Helps with sports-related injury
  • Improves digestive problems
  • Reduces pain

Scalp Therapy

Scalp therapy massage is meant to help relax the mind and boost circulation. This is a great stress reducer since tension often builds in the head and neck. Warm oil is used as the scalp is massaged.

The Benefits

A scalp massage offers a variety of benefits, including:

  • Stress relief
  • Reduction of headaches
  • Increased blood flow


An aromatherapy massage is often done with the techniques of a Swedish massage and essential oils. Different essential oils can help offer different benefits, such a stress relief, energizing, decongesting, and more. You can choose the essential oil you want based on the benefit you are looking for. The benefits depend on the oil you choose, but you will also experience the same benefits as the Swedish massage.

To schedule your massage at Belle Ross Spa & Salon, contact us today!