Is a Relaxation massage right for you?
If you have the feeling of being stressed out, unable to sleep, feeling a sense of being overwhelmed or depressed then a relaxation Swedish style massage may be what you need.
Relaxation massage has the specific intention of moving body fluids (such as lymph and blood), nourishing cells, and removing wastes from cells, relaxing muscles and diminishing any pain. In the US, the most widely taught and practiced style of relaxation massage is Swedish massage, which employs five basic strokes: effleurage (gliding), petrissage (kneading and lifting), friction (moving the tissue layers underneath the skin), vibration, and percussion.
Benefits of relaxation massage.
Massage can treat many disorders like anxiety, depression, high blood pressure and insomnia. This occurs because massage prompts the release of endorphins, the brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) that produce feelings of wellbeing.
Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in this fast-paced world may be idealistic, massage can, without a doubt, help manage stress. This is a lighter massage, your therapist will use long, flowing strokes designed to help the body to remove toxins, lactic acid and metabolic wastes, while increasing blood flow to these working muscles. Improved circulation is important for providing muscles with the nutrients, they need for optimal function and health.