For many of us, massage is a luxury. It’s a luxury that’s worth the money, but not entirely necessary, so when we do splurge in one, we want to make sure that it’s a massage that suits us totally and irrevocably. Basing your choice on the opinion of a friend may be a good idea at the time, but it might not tickle all of your needs and feel like a waste of money. Massages come in a variety of weird and wonderful shapes – one massage may feel fantastic for one person but disastrously traumatic for another, so it’s important to do your research. If you’re interested in plunging into the relaxing world of massage therapy, let our guide help you choose the style for you based on your zodiac sign.
Unlike Western zodiac signs which are based on the relative positions of the Sun, Moon, planets and stars, the Chinese zodiac is based on the lunar year. The Chinese believe that the animal ruling your birth year has a significant effect and influence on your personality, why you chose the decisions you chose in life and destiny. The old saying is: “This animal hides in your heart.” If you want to find a massage that is suited to every nearly every aspect of your personality and caters to even your most unconscious desires, the Chinese zodiac system is the way to go. Here are the best massages based on your Chinese zodiac sign…
Years that correspond: 1900, 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020
Those born in the lunar year of the Rat are quick-minded, witty, resourceful, smart, charming, sharp and funny. They have excellent taste in life, are a good friend, and generous and loyal to people they consider to be part of their ‘pack’. Because of their sharp, intuitive nature, Rats can easily adapt themselves to an unfamiliar environment and take advantage of opportunities.
However they tend to lack courage and despite their opportunistic nature, they can be narrow-minded.
The best massage for the Rat – Swedish massage
Swedish massage is a type of full body massage which uses gentle but firm pressure on sore muscles to ease pain and stimulate blood circulation. The massage is performed on the body’s major muscle groups, stretching the tendons and relaxing the ligaments. A Swedish massage is known as the classic massage. It uses firm but gentle pressure so isn’t too out of the ordinary – perfect for the Rat who lacks courage.
Years that correspond: 1901, 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021
The Ox is a steady, solid and powerful sign, like the reliable animal it represents. Those born under the Ox year are hardworking, serious, goal-orientated, persistent, honest, determined and ambitious. They value family and know the importance of hard work. They aren’t easily influenced by others or the changing environment, preferring to stay true to their own ideals.
However Oxen tend to be very conservative, introverted and don’t communicate very well. This can make them feel lonely and insecure.
The best massage for the Ox – sensual massage
A sensual massage is a very loving massage. It is deeply arousing and uses techniques meant to excite the body. A sensual massage is slow, intimate and very romantic – perfect for the introverted Ox. The soft touches and emotional nature of the massage can help the Ox relax and let go of their insecurities.
Years that correspond: 1902, 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022
People born under the Chinese zodiac sign of the Tiger are true leaders. They are authoritative, confident, brave, ambitious, charming, competitive and very bold. They are also warm-hearted, intense and very seductive by nature. Like their spirit animal, Tigers are ready to pounce at any time.
However they can be stubborn, moody, unpredictable and will never go back on what they said. Their controlling personality can be overwhelming at times.
The best massage for the Tiger – lingam massage
A lingam massage is a deeply arousing massage which focuses on massaging the penis. It uses a variety of erotic techniques that are very intense and puts the receiver completely at the hands of the masseuse. This is ideal for the controlling, stubborn Tiger. A lingam massage will make them surrender to the sensations and let someone else take the wheel for once.
Years that correspond: 1903, 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023
Those associated with the Rabbit zodiac sign are very people-orientated. They are warm-hearted, compassionate, popular, easy-going, faithful, sincere, patient and elegant. Overall, Rabbits are well-liked and enjoy being surrounded by family and friends. They are pretty, demure and always put together.
However, their perfect and conservative nature means that they can sometimes be too cautious. They are dreamers who are people pleasers and seen as pushovers.
The best massage for the Rabbit – erotic massage
An erotic massage is quite a sexual, naked massage that requires the receiver to be naked. It uses techniques meant to arouse and involves full bodily naked contact. Rabbits are demure, conservative people and an erotic massage is the complete opposite. An erotic massage encourages people to open up and can help Rabbits put down their perfect barrier and let go.
Years that correspond: 1904, 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024
Among all the animals in the Chinese zodiac calendar, the Dragon is the only mystical animal. It is the most powerful beast in the Chinese zodiac and those born under this sign are said to be brave, smart, confident, dominating, enthusiastic and unafraid of challenges. They are natural born leaders, hardworking and willing to take risks.
However their dominant personality can mean that they are aggressive, controlling, arrogant and have sharp tongues. They are hotheads who don’t take criticism well and tend to be overly tense.
The best massage for the Dragon – happy ending massage
A happy ending massage is a classic Asian massage and is one that ends in an orgasm. An orgasm is a physical manifestation of tension and after one, you’re left extremely relieved and relaxed. This is perfect for Dragons as they are tense hotheads. A happy ending massage can help them cool down.
Years that correspond: 1905, 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025
The Snake is the most mysterious Chinese zodiac sign. People born under the Snake sign are extremely intuitive, seductive, charming, intelligent, analytical, good with money and wise. They are great thinkers who see a lot but say very little. Snakes are very private people and dislike failure.
However, they can be insecure, jealous and slightly dangerous due to their silently observant personality.
The best massage for the Snake – body to body massage
A body to body massage is a very sensual massage that involves full body naked contact. It’s where the masseuse uses her body to massage the receiver. It’s very intimate and forces the participants to drop all pretences and come together. This is perfect for Snakes who are very private people. A body to body massage is also thought-provoking – the sensual feeling of someone else’s soft, bare skin can make your mind run wild. People under the Snake sign will love this because they are great thinkers.
Years that correspond: 1906, 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026
People born under the Chinese zodiac sign of the Horse are free spirits. They are very active, enthusiastic, energetic and love to be in a crowd. They can be found at concerts, theatre productions, sports matches and parties. They’re seductive, sharp-minded, humorous and love to be in the centre of attention.
However, Horses can be self-centred and attention seeking. Their wildly energetic personality can mean that they forget to appreciate little moments in life.
The best massage for the Horse – tantric massage
A tantric massage is a very slow and intimate erotic massage – possibly one of the slowest ones out there. You may have heard of this massage as it’s famously associated with Sting and how he practises it to enjoy hours of sex. It emphasises the importance of savouring the moment and relishing in the delightful sensations of the massage. The masseuse will slowly build up arousal and extend pleasure. This makes it perfect for the energetic Horse who is so loud, they forget to smell the roses in life. It can teach them how to live in the moment and appreciate the little things.
Years that correspond: 1907, 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027
Those born under the lunar year of the sheep or goat are reserved, creative individuals. They are gentle, shy, sympathetic, kind and delicate people. They shy away from the centre of attention, appreciate the finer things in life but aren’t snobby and are dreamers. Although they look soft on the outside, they are tough on the inside.
However, their wandering personality can mean that they overthink situations, jump to conclusions and can be unnecessarily wracked with anxiety. They need lots of love and reassurance.
The best massage for the Sheep/Goat – 4 Hands massage
A 4 Hands massage is a unique style as it involves two masseuses instead of one, using their two pairs of hands (four hands in total) to stimulate the receiver. It’s deeply relaxing and four hands can reach further and deeper into the body than two ever can. This makes it perfect for the highly anxious Sheep – a 4 Hands massage can help them relax and let go of their deeply set tensions. A 4 Hands massage can give them the high level of love, attention and reassurance they need.
Years that correspond: 1908, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028
People born under the Monkey sign are very playful and energetic – much like their real life counterpart. They are upbeat, active, ambitious, adventurous, quick-witted, optimistic and fearless. They’re always willing to help others and love to live life to the max.
However, their energetic personality means that they tend to lack self-control. They tend to be heartbreakers, overly frank and stubborn.
The best massage for the Monkey – deep tissue massage
A deep tissue massage is similar to a Swedish massage, using many of the same techniques but at a deeper level. It works to stimulate the deeper levels of soft tissue and the sensations can be quite intense. This is perfect for the hyperactive Monkey who lacks self-control. A deep tissue massage can teach them how to focus on their breathing in order to relax their muscles and stop resisting against the pressure.
Years that correspond: 1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029
People born under the sign of the Rooster are active, amusing and popular individuals. They are chatty, honest, straightforward, open and very loyal. They like to be in the centre of attention and are happiest when surrounded by other people, such as at a party.
However Roosters can be vain, boastful and attention seeking. They tend to become annoyed if people don’t listen to what they have to say.
The best massage for the Rooster – nuru massage
A nuru massage is a highly erotic Japanese massage that the masseuse performs by pressing and sliding her naked body over the receiver. A special seaweed-based gel is used, which is odourless, colourless and very slippery. The masseuse will take advantage of this slipperiness to slide, grind and glide her body all over you. This is great for the Rooster because the masseuse will be turning all of her attention on you. A nuru massage is also highly cooperative – to maximise the benefits and sensations, you can gently move your body alongside the masseuse’s. This is great for the self-centred Rooster as it forces them to pay attention to someone else.
Years that correspond: 1910, 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030
The Dog is a very loyal and faithful sign. People born under this sign are known to be honest individuals. They are amicable, kind, sincere and will do everything in their power to people they are loyal to. They are always willing to help people but are often hurt and shocked by betrayals. They aren’t good at communication so others tend to assume they are stubborn when in reality, it’s just that Dogs don’t know how to express themselves.
However, Dogs tend to be sensitive and quickly jump to conclusions. When thrown into doubt, they assume a pessimistic view on life and can have a sharp tongue.
The best massage for the Dog – shiatsu massage
A shiatsu massage is a delicate but firm massage. Literally known as the ‘finger pressure’ massage, shiatsu uses finger and thumb stimulations all over the body at a variety of pressures. It’s deeply relaxing and promotes a positive state of mind – perfect for the Dog who tends to adopt a pessimistic outlook on life.
Years that correspond: 1911, 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007 2019, 2031
People born under the zodiac sign of the Pig are extremely nice, well-mannered, smart individuals who love to help others and are very good companions. They are perfectionists with fine taste and love to indulge but aren’t snobby. They are thorough people who are determined and once they’ve set a goal, they will focus all their energy on it until they’ve achieved it. Pigs cope well under pressure.
However, they rarely seek help from others and prefer to work alone. They are also somewhat naïve – always seeing the best in people and never suspecting deception so they tend to be easily fooled.
The best massage for the Pig – sports massage
A sports massage uses many of the same techniques as a Swedish massage and a deep tissue massage. It primarily focuses on releasing tension from sore, overworked muscles. The pressures can be intense, which is perfect for people born under the Pig sign as they cope well under stress. Often, muscle aches and strains take a long time to go away on their own but a sports massage therapist can help speed up the recovery time. A sports massage also shows Pigs that life is better when you work together.
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