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 and pressure that is deeply relaxing, but not painful. The treatment is also designed to soothe and relax you, not to relieve chronic pain or other underlying ailments. The massage environment offers soothing music and a calming effect through relaxing decor. As with any kind of massage, the benefits of a relaxation massage can last for several days after your treatment.

 

Relaxation massage:

 

  • Lowers blood pressure in the short term

  • Improves peripheral circulation

  • Improves skin tone and appearance

  • Improves gastrointestinal motility (bowel movements will become more regular)

  • Assists in some reduction in muscle tension including the relief of muscle tension headaches

  • Boosts the immune system if undergoing regular treatments

  • Calms nerve fibres and releases "feel good" hormones

  • Reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression

  • Enhances better sleep patterns

  • Reduces negative emotions

  • Decreases heart rate and slows respiration to normal levels