Relaxation massage is a gentler, slower massage than either a sports or remedial massage. Relaxation massage is a smooth, flowing type of massage, and you may even fall asleep during your treatment. It is best to have a friend pick you up after your massage as your driving can be impaired by the deep levels of relaxation, which can be instilled by this form of massage.
What to expect from your relaxation massage
Your massage will be done with a firm pressure and will flow from one stroke to the next. If you would like more or less pressure, please let your therapist know – it is your massage. Don’t be surprised if you fall asleep on the massage table. Studies have shown that a one-hour full body massage is the equivalent of eight hours sleep for your muscles. When your massage is finished take care getting off the massage table as it is likely you will feel a little dizzy when standing up.
- Reduced muscle tension
- Improved circulation
- Stimulation of the lymphatic system
- Reduction of stress hormones
- Increased joint mobility and flexibility
- Improved skin tone
- Speedier healing of soft tissue injuries
- Heightened mental alertness
- Reduced anxiety and depression