Which Massage Should You Get?


It's massage month all October at Spa Sophia! Bring one friend in and both get 25% off your massage! Massages have been proven to have a wide range of health benefits, but which massage should you get? Not knowing can lead to quite unwelcome surprises. A deep tissue massage for example is quite a different experience than a Swedish massage. To help you select the massage that's best for you Spa Sophia will break down all the massages we offer, the differences between them, and for whom they're best suited. Read on!

which massage should i get spa sophia abbot kinney venice los angelesDeep Tissue Massage

The deep tissue massage focuses on the deepest layers of muscle tissue and tendons and addresses trigger points in the muscular, skeletal and nervous systems. Our experienced massage therapists use elbows and knuckles to really alleviate tense trigger points. This is not the massage you want to get if you're looking for a relaxing experience; A deep massage can be quite an intense experience and you could feel sore for a few days after.

Who Should Get A Deep Tissue Massage?

You should get this massage if you have dense muscle or particular sore spots, such as a tense neck and shoulders.

Sports Massage

Spa Sophia's Sports Therapy massages are customized for your specific sport. There are several different types of sports massages: the pre-event sports massage, the post-event sports massage, the restorative sports massage and the rehabilitative sports massage. While all are slightly different, they either loosen, warm and prepare muscles for future performance or relieve pain and stiffness. A sports massage increases flexibility, range of motion and can speed up injury recovery.

Who Should Get A Sports Massage?

Sports massages are best for athletes, people that work out a lot, people with injuries or a restricted range of motion, and people that are doing physical therapy. If you don't know which type of sports massage you should get, no worries. We will always consult you in advance.

Spa Sophia Signature Massage

The Spa Sophia Signature Massage is a customized massage that targets all those areas that are tense and painful for you, but not in the intense way the Deep Tissue massage does. The Signature Massage is a comfortable experience and will leave you feeling relieved and totally relaxed.

Who Should Get A Signature Massage?

If you don't know which massage you should get, this one is a good place to start. It's relaxing yet still alleviates trouble spots. The perfect massage to get after a long day of work!

Pregnancy Massage

Pregnant women face a special subset of aches and discomforts, such as pain in the lower back. On top of that they can’t lay on their belly as is custom for most regular massages. Spa Sophia’s special prenatal massage relieves aches in weight bearing joints as well as edema and stress, so moms to be can continue their pregnancy glowing and relaxed.

Who Should Get A Pregnancy Massage?

All mommies to be!

Bliss Combo Massage

The bliss combo massage is a full body massage aimed to let you de-stress, relax and escape. It uses essential oils to restore your skin and send you to Zen land. This is the ultimate mental de-stressing therapy for achieving total mind body balance.

Who Should Get A Bliss Combo Massage?

This is another good choice is you're still unsure which massage you should get. It's for those who don't have or don't want to address specific trouble spots, but just fully relax their body and mind.

Deep Therapeutic Massage

Our deep therapeutic massage consists of two full hours of relieving pain, stress and tension throughout your entire body. Multiple techniques are used and customized to your needs to leave you feeling completely restored.

Who Should Get A Deep Therapeutic Massage?

If you want to know which massage you should get to sample a ton of different massage techniques, this is the one. The Deep Therapeutic Massage combines alleviating pain in trouble spots with techniques that serve to relax and de-stress. Getting this massage is like hitting the reset button for your body and mind.

ZENTS Journey Massage

This aromatherapeutic massage allows your senses to navigate your escape from reality. By selecting an oil of your choice at the start of your massage, you decide the experience. Through the inhalation and application of oils and hydrating shea butter, the massage restores, allowing your senses to be renewed and awakened during this journey to well-being. Great for the skin too!

Who Should Get A ZENTS Journey Massage?

The ZENTS Journey massage is great for the more adventurous client that wants to relax and escape reality in new ways.

Want to experience a Spa Sophia massages? You can book one online, call us at (310) 564 6676 or email us to make an appointment. If you'd like to enjoy our 25% off for two October special, please call or email instead of booking online.