What is Relaxation Massage?
It is still therapeutic, just very relaxing too.
When you book a relaxation appointment with us, we will make sure to make blissful peace the top priority of your session! Make no mistake, the most relaxing massage is actually highly therapeutic as well! The body desires balance, and true relaxation opens up that doorway.
Unhealthy hormones and toxins can build up in our bodies as a result of commonalities in todays society like stress and environmental toxins. This can wreak havoc on the body over time.
Fortunately, massage therapy helps bring that balance back! Studies show that massage decreases cortisol levels in the body, one of the primary hormones related to stress. There is also evidence that massage triggers many chemical responses in the body and brain that lower stress and improve mood. Finally the body can start to relax and clean itself up!
Why is relaxation so important to our health?
Relaxation is just as important as a healthy diet and regular exercise if you want to live long and stay well! Unfortunately, in our society many of us don’t take enough time to relax. In fact, most of us take less than 5% of our day to relax. This is a real problem, when we understand what stress actually does in our body.
When your body is stressed, it is focused on being alert and ready, and protecting the core functions of the body. This is great when you’re in a life threatening situation, but terrible for your body otherwise. Thats because the body stops many of its normal processes to focus on a few really important ones. But all these other processes are essential to your health!
When you relax, all of these processes come back online, clean up the effects of the stress-state, and make way for optimal health. But don’t think you can just lounge your way to health. To truly destress you must reach a state of deep relaxation.
This can be achieved in various ways, such as meditation, massage therapy, and even hypnosis. Massage therapy can be especially helpful because of the physical response of relief that your body has in response to the soothing touch, keep you focused and in the present moment.
What are the benefits of Relaxation Massage?
- Reduce Stress
- Improve anxiety and depression
- Boost immunity
- Improved genetic expression
- Reduce Inflammation
- Boost Fertility
- lower blood pressure
- Improve Irritable Bowel Syndrome
What techniques are used for Relaxation Massage?
Relaxation massage usually incorporates many long, gliding strokes known as effleurage with kneading and tapotement (cupping/slapping), as well as friction and stretching. Pressure can be light or deep, depending on your body and your preference. Some common modalities used in relaxation massage are:
- Swedish massage
- Myofascial Release
- Manual Lymphatic Drainage
- Deep Tissue Massage
Practitioners of Relaxation Massage
We choose massage therapists that truly care and possess compassionate, healing qualities in their touch. Our massage therapists are also extremely knowledgeable in advanced techniques of massage therapy. These qualities combined means that our therapists are capable of very relaxing, very effective massage therapy.