Relaxing Massage

What is Relaxing Massage?

holland-health-relaxing-massageRelaxing massage is sometimes referred to as “Swedish Massage”. It is the ultimate in relaxation & stress reduction. This technique with systemic stroking, kneading and pressure related from gentle, intermediate to firm and is concentrated to problem areas specific to the individual. A relaxing Swedish massage is a form of Classic Western Massage to relax the bodies systems through manipulation of soft tissues to create a therapeutic effect, primarily through improved circulation and muscular relaxation. The physical improvements include:

 

Physical improvements of relaxing massage:

Skin:

  • stimulate sensory receptors
  • increase circulation
  • moisture with oil / lotions

Circulation:

  • increase local circulation
  • enhance venous return

Nerves:

  • stimulate relaxation response

Immune System:

  • endorphin release “feel good” hormones
  • improve immune function

Digestion:

  • movement large intestine

Mental & Emotional Effects:

  • increases mental clarity
  • general feelings of well-being
  • enhanced body awareness

Becoming Fully Relaxed:

By using techniques which involves stroking and kneading percussion a total relaxation will transpire.  You can enhance this experience by “being present” in the moment, quiet and stillness. We can offer “a’ la carte” choices that will aid this relaxation. Hot stones aromatherapies, music selection and temperature (room or table) can be specified on the “Create Your Massage” form, so the therapist is aware of your needs. The therapist may use hot towels to warm certain muscles to aid the acceptance of techniques.

Relaxing Massage Helps with Many Conditions:

This type of massage has proven to help people with a variety of diseases and or concerns – including but not limited to: cancer, Parkinson’s, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, stress related to work, pregnancy, depression, anxiety, migraines, arthritis, hypertension, and menstrual pains. Combine this with aromatherapy and you can let your senses relax you. Popular and suggested therapies:

  • Lavender – calming
  • Citrus Blend – energizing
  • Ylang Ylang

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