What is Relaxation Massage?
Relaxation massage is all about relaxing. It focuses on giving the client
time to recover from the stresses of daily life. When you experience relaxation
massage, you can expect a treatment that involves long smooth gliding strokes
that are rhythmic and flowing, pressure that is deeply relaxing but not painful
and is a treatment that is designed to soothe and relax you, not to relieve
chronic pain or other underlying ailments. Relaxation should also take the massage
environment into account – look for soothing music, warm luxurious towels, and
occasionally the use of essential oils to enhance both the environment and the
effects of the massage.
What are the Benefits of
As with any kind of massage, the benefits of a relaxation massage can
last for several days after your treatment. Relaxation massage – like other
forms of massage - can offer the following benefits:
Lowering blood pressure – at least for a while
Improvements to peripheral circulation
Improvements to skin tone and appearance
Improvements to gastrointestinal motility (bowel
movements will become more regular)
Some reduction in muscle tension including the
relief of muscle tension headaches
Improvements to any stress-related symptoms.
This can include providing a gentle boost to the immune system if you undergo