Relaxation or therapeutic massage is, as the name suggests, all about relaxing. It aims to give you time to recover from the stresses of everyday life and will include soothing music, warm towels and essential oils to create a truly calming experience.
A relaxation massage won't relieve chronic pain, but it will help you unwind with a series of long rhythmic strokes and a deep, yet pain-free, pressure.
Imagine...feeling completely relaxed after receiving a fantastic therapeutic massage, and no longer living with the muscular tension that restricts free and easy movement.
How will it help me?
Relaxation massage increases blood flow which in turn reduces toxins, allowing you to go about your everyday activities without stress or tension. It offers a number of other less-known benefits including improving:
• blood pressure
• skin tone and
• gastrointestinal motility.
It is also said to gently boost the immune system if treatments occur regularly.
When will I see results?
Unlike other forms of massage which are used to treat pain or injury, the effects of a relaxation massage will be immediate and can last for several days after your treatment.
If you work in a stressful environment then you may like to undergo regular treatments to rid any anxiety. You may also like to try a remedial massage if you find the tension is causing you to experience regular headaches or neck/shoulder pain due to excessive tension.