What is Relaxation Massage?
Relaxation massage is characterised by a smooth, gentle and flowing massage that generally covers most areas of the body. This type of massage is not intended to affect certain areas but to provide an overall sense of relaxation, relieve muscle tension and improve blood circulation in the body. It is the perfect way to de-stress after a week of work!
Relaxation massage allows you to relax, revive and rejuvenate without any intense pressure or discomfort. It is completely therapeutic in nature and works for relieving stress. If you love the kind of massage performed at day spas, this one is definitely for you.
The therapist typically uses long stokes that create an overall flow over the whole body. If you like, we can also focus on a few trigger points to ease and stabilise those areas.
Some of the techniques used in the relaxation massage include:
- Circular pressure
- Firm kneading
- Light percussion or tapping
- Bending and stretching
- Chopping and pounding motions
Relaxation massage works wonders for people of all ages, from children to elderly. It does not cause any pain or discomfort, provides a soothing sensation, and helps relax both the body and the mind.
Relaxation Massage Therapist
As relaxation massage therapists, we do our best to provide the massage that really works for you. This involves clear communication with our clients. It is our goal to make you feel the most relaxed, so we typically start the session by taking you through a variety of techniques we use, get to know your preference a little, and communicate as we go along.
If there is a technique, pressure or area of focus that you would like more or less of, please let us know so we can tailor it to your needs! Clear communication and feedback mean that you get to enjoy your massage experience and relax your body and mind to the fullest.
Benefits of Relaxation Massage
The benefits of relaxation massage go beyond relaxation. It is also beneficial for:
- Increasing the level of oxygen in the blood
- Eliminating muscle toxins
- Improving overall body circulation
- Increasing flexibility of the body
- Reducing tension, both physically and mentally
Relaxation Massage for Stress
Unlike other styles of massage that results in the ‘good pain’ feeling, relaxation massage is purely intended to create a relaxed feeling. This is why relaxation massage therapy is often used as a method to manage and relieve stress.
Relaxation massage has shown to improve mental clarity, focus and attention, all of which helps you to manage stress better. It is particularly beneficial for those struggling with acute or chronic stress, anxiety and daily worries.
The nice long, flowing strokes help eliminate tension and promote relaxation while increasing the release of ‘happy’ hormones in the brain. A good relaxation massage raises the levels of brain chemicals that are associated with mood and feelings, including dopamine, endorphins and serotonin. This in turn lifts your mood and counters the negative effects of stress. It is all backed up by science!
Under stress, your body releases hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline that can impact the functioning of neurons in certain parts of your brain. This consequently affects your ability to think clearly, make decisions, retain information and learn. In other words, stress can impact your cognition and memory!
Stress is harmful. Chronic and prolonged stress can take a toll on your mind and body, leading to compromised immune system, increased risk of chronic illnesses, mood disorders, mental problems and lower quality of life. Some of the side effects of stress include:
- Digestive distress
- Poor mental focus
- Weakened immune function
- Headaches and migraines
- Mood disorders
- Fatigue and tiredness
- Sleep disorders
- Hormonal imbalances
- Irregular menstruation
- Low libido
- Weight gain
Given the adverse effects of stress and what it could do to your health in the long run, it is important to keep your stress at bay. And relaxation massage can help you do just that! It is completely non-invasive, safe and natural.
Why Choose Us?
At Northern Sports and Remedial Myotherapy, we can tailor a massage solution that combines relaxation massage with other styles to really address your issues and meet your preference. It is our goal to provide you with the best service that does not only fix your bodily issues but also give you the best time.
We know that stress in inevitable, and we are here to help you keep your stress levels under control!
Our massage sessions are carefully designed with expertise and passion for health.
Do yourself a favour and book in with us!
Northern Sports and Remedial Myotherapy is located in Bundoora, Victoria.
Address: 7 Luton Way, Bundoora VIC 3083
Lasting Pain Relief For All Ages
Get in touch with us for a friendly chat or book in for a session.
You can tell us if you have a preferred method of treatment, come in for a session when you see fit, and discuss any health challenges with us.
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