Just like its name, relaxation massage centers on the relaxation of a client. Relaxation massages increase the flow of oxygen in the blood, thereby, releasing toxins from the muscles. It focuses mainly on giving the client quality time to recover from the daily stresses of everyday life. Traditionally, it this type of massage involves the whole body. The therapist starts on either the back or the stomach and flip over at the halfway point. If there is a particular concern like a tight neck, the therapist can spend more time working in this area.
Benefits of relaxation massage
- Loosens tight muscles and stretches connective tissues
- Decreases muscle fatigue and eases muscles spasms
- Calms the nervous system and stimulates blood circulation
- Restores energy, thus, making you feel rejuvenated and energized
- Some clinical styles may help heal scar tissue as well as tendon, ligament, and muscle tears
- Relieves any stress-related symptoms
What to expect
Expect a painless and soothing massage experience. Relaxation massages are excellent for clearing your head and re-centering yourself. You can reach higher levels of mindfulness and press the reset button on your body, mind, and spirit. You will leave this massage feeling perfectly rested and relaxed. Traditional relaxation massages are recommended for people who are new to massage therapy.
You and the practitioner will discuss the desired outcome of your session consequently determining which parts of your body require extra time. The therapist adjusts the pressure from light, medium, or firm depending on the client’s preferences. A typical full body session will include work on your back, arms, legs, feet, hands, head, neck, and shoulders. Many people prefer a 60- to 90-minute session for optimal relaxation. Please make sure to always allow relaxation time prior to and after the session.