Full Body Relaxation Massage
What is a Full Body Relaxation Massage?
Through skilled manipulation of the joints and muscles, Relaxation massage movements follow the direction of blood flow to the heart. The therapy effectively improves circulation, increases range of motion, relieves muscle tension, reduces stress, and improves overall health and well-being.
Lotions or oils are used to lubricate the skin, while applying light to medium pressure, the therapist uses a variety of stroke sequences which are individualized to meet the needs of each client. Often, a treatment will begin with broad, general strokes which warm up the muscle tissue; then, there is a transition to more specific problem areas with more detailed strokes which break up muscle knots or adhesions. Finally, relaxation massage culminates with broad strokes which promote relaxation.
The gentle but firm pressure increases oxygen flow in the blood, helping to release toxins, ease muscle aches and pains, and improve flexibility. The relaxing and calming effect of a relaxation massage also makes it an effective therapy and compliment to stress management programs.
Among the many benefits of a Relaxation massage are:
• Improved circulation
• Reduced muscle pain and tension
• Reduced muscle spasm
• Anxiety relief
• Chronic pain relief
• Reduced fluid retention and swelling
• Better lymph drainage
• Improved flexibility, mobility, and range of motion
• Release of endorphins
• Increased relaxation
• More balanced energy
• Feel-good feeling