Just like its name, relaxation massage centers on the total relaxation of a client. It focuses mainly on giving the client quality time to recover from the daily stresses of everyday life.
What is a relaxation massage?
Relaxation massage is a gentle massage that uses smooth, gliding strokes to help you relax without focusing on easing any muscle soreness or tension. The massage therapist will move at a slower pace and use lighter pressure.
In a relaxation massage, there is less emphasis on working out chronic underlying muscle tension, in other words, the adhesions or “knots” and muscle restrictions in the muscle tissue. The goal of this type of massage is to let you drift away and feeling good and relaxed.
What are the health benefits of a relaxation massage?
Along with relieving stress, there are substantial health benefits to a relaxation massage. The health benefits include increase in blood circulation, improved digestion, and helping you sleep better by relieving small aches and pains in the body.
Gentle massage stimulates sensory nerve endings in the skin, which transmit messages through the nervous system and cause the brain to release a particular chemical that acts as a natural painkiller. These endorphins can help create a sense of well-being, and can have positive effects on cognition, empathy and mood.
The benefits of a relaxation massage further aids relaxation by stimulating the body’s parasympathetic nervous system, sometimes called the “rest and digestion system.” Blood pressure decreases, your heart rate slows, and digestive actively speeds up. Relaxation massage also increases blood circulation and stimulates the body’s lymphatic system, which carries away waste products.
Do you need some quality time for yourself and a get-away from the stresses of everyday life?
Then it’s time to book a relaxation massage! Please book an appointment with us today.
Could relaxation massage therapy be just what you need?
If you’re in search of a massage therapy that is gentle, yet powerful – a massage that zeroes in on the source of your pain and allows your body to relax and restore, you should consider the potential of relaxation massage therapy. Book your appointment today. And if you still have some questions, please contact us. We’d be happy to answer them for you.