Relaxation Massage is massage that is specifically given to relax the body and promote wellness. Relaxation massage has the intention of moving body fluids (such as lymph and blood), nourishing cells, removing wastes from cells, relaxing muscles and diminishing any pain. It is usually a long, luxurious full body treatment at a slow pace using gentle pressure. If you fall asleep during your massage, that is exactly what your body needs so listen to it and let it take you into slumber.
What can it treat?
Relaxation Massage can treat:
- Improve circulation of blood and lymph
- Enhance the removal of toxins
- Relieve mental and physical tiredness
- Improve flexibility and range of motion in joints
- Increase suppleness and elasticity of muscles
- Improve skin tone and nourishes the skin
- Reduce aches, pains, spasm and stiffness
- Reduces levels of anxiety
- Decrease cellulite by moving fluids
How will it feel?
As relaxation massage is a whole-body treatment, you will be made comfortable. If you’re self-conscious or want to keep some of your clothes on, advise your therapist. It’s your massage and you need to feel comfortable if you’re going to feel more relaxed! The room will be quiet, private and warm. Oil will be used during the treatment. Your therapist will work with what suits you and will use techniques including long strokes, gentle kneading and rolling of skin and muscle, and perhaps some rhythmic rocking from side to side. Unlike other treatments, relaxation massage does not usually entail much discussion beforehand. However, you should let your therapist know if you have any particular physical problems or are receiving any other medical treatments.
What benefits might I receive?
When muscles are overworked, waste products such as lactic acid can accumulate in the muscle causing soreness, stiffness and even muscle spasm. Massage helps the body rid itself of toxins, improves circulation, boosts immune function and reduces muscular tension and helps the body to release endorphins, the body’s own repairing agents. A relaxation massage relieves stress and tension in your muscles and will leave you oozing with a sense of wellbeing.
Relaxation massage improves your circulation, so your organs and skin get more oxygen; it moves fluid through your lymphatic system. It also encourages your body to digest its food, and get rid of its toxins. It will help you to sleep better. This massage will also help un-knot any muscles, soothe aches and sprains and encourage the skin to heal minor abrasions.
How much does it cost?