Relaxation Massage

 

Technically known as Swedish Massage therapy, relaxation massage is a gentle massage using specific skills and techniques to stimulate the superficial muscles and relax the nervous system. The motion of the techniques are always rhythmic, towards the heart and, where possible, parrallel to the muscel fibre. The pressure is usually light to moderate but a heavier pressure can be used to reach the deeper structures and treat adhesions depending on your treatment goals. The massage is usually applied in sync with the clients breathing, this helps to decrease the firing of the sympathetic nervous system creating the 'relaxation response'.

Benefits of Relaxation massage:

  • reduction of muscle tension and stiffness
  • relief of muscle spasms
  • greater flexibility and range of motion
  • promotion of deeper and easier breathing - great for asthmatics
  • improvement of the circulation of blood, movement of lymph and reduced swelling
  • relief from headaches and eyestrain
  • enhancement in the health and nourishment of skin
  • reduction in stress and an excellent stress management tool
  • reduction in levels of anxiety and depression

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