Relaxation massage is a rather straightforward session using classic Swedish massage techniques. Relaxation massage promotes good blood circulation, relaxes the muscles, and relieves stress and tension in your muscles so your organs and skin get more oxygen. It moves fluid through your lymphatic system. A relaxation massage encourages your body to digest its food and get rid of its toxins. It will help you to sleep better. This type of massage will also help un-knot any muscles, soothe aches and sprains, and encourage the skin to heal minor abrasions — leaving you oozing with a sense of wellbeing.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massage is a specialty massage that uses smooth, heated stones. They are often basalt, a black volcanic rock that absorbs and retains heat well, the heat is both deeply relaxing and helps tight muscles release.
This type of massage consists of long strokes using the arms. It facilitates the flow of the lymphatic and circulatory system by helping to drain toxins and wastes. It also promotes the release of stress. It’s an excellent way to restore balance while relieving the muscular system from tension and easing over-activity in the nervous system.
Swedish massage promotes relaxation, eases muscle tension, and creates other health benefits. Swedish massage employs five styles of long, flowing strokes. The five basic strokes are effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber) and vibration (shaking).
This massage style has proven to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness, and improving function in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee over a period of few weeks.It has also been shown to be helpful in individuals with poor circulation.
Kindly state your preference for pressure during Swedish massage. It can range from light to firm.
Massage therapy can be a very relaxing treat but some massage therapists work very clinically by offering therapeutic massage for chronic complaints and injuries.
A therapeutic or clinical massage practitioner will see a client very frequently for the first few weeks or months. This might include half hour massages three times a week, or weekly hour massages for a couple of months. Advanced techniques such as deep tissue massage and trigger point therapy may be used in a more clinical setting.