Indulgent and soothing, relaxation massage may not aim toward specific therapeutic treatment, but the psychological benefits of the deep relaxation it provides are beneficial to body, mind and spirit. Intended to relax tense muscles and ease stress, relaxation massage is the perfect antidote to workweek stress and a wonderful way to unwind.
Relaxation massage is typically performed in a temperature-controlled room with a soothing ambiance, delicate lighting and relaxing music. The client lies comfortably on a massage table, undressed but adequately draped with sheets and blankets. This type of massage is entirely customizable. The massage therapist will tailor the massage to the needs and preferences of the client and increase or decrease pressure accordingly. Gentle and soothing, relaxation massage involves rubbing and kneading of the upper tissue layers, inducing profound tranquility that can often lull clients to sleep.
Relaxation massage focuses on the neck muscles and shoulders, where much tension is held, as well as the muscles of the back, legs and feet for head-to-toe soothing. Fragrant oil aromatherapy is added for a holistic and nurturing sensory experience.
Following a relaxation massage, clients should feel relaxed, pampered and recharged. After, clients are encouraged to drink plenty of water to help keep their muscles relaxed and hydrated.