What is Relaxation (Swedish) Massage?
Relaxation massage focuses on promoting movement of body fluids such as lymph and blood. By doing this your circulation is improved, meaning your muscles, organs and skin get more oxygen. This helps to nourish cells and remove cell waste via your lymphatic system. Studies have shown massage can increase blood oxygen levels by 10-15%.
Through increased circulation, relaxation massage will also help to soothe aches and sprains, boost immune function, relieve stress and temporarily lower blood pressure.
When muscles are overworked, an accumulation of waste products such as lactic acid can cause soreness, stiffness and even muscle spasm. Relaxation Massage helps the body rid itself of these toxins, reducing muscular tension.
The technique also has the added benefit of releasing endorphins, the body’s own natural repairing agents. This can help relieve stress-related issues, improve sleep quality and promote a better sense of relaxation and well being.
Your Massage Treatment
As relaxation massage is a whole-body treatment, you need to feel comfortable if you’re going to feel more relaxed! The room will be quiet, private and warm.
Your therapist will work with a level of pressure that suits you, so if you wish a firmer or lighter massage please don’t hesitate to ask. The Relaxation or ‘Swedish’ technique involves long, smooth, gliding strokes which are rhythmic and flowing, designed to soothe both body and mind.
Unlike other treatments, relaxation massage does not usually entail much discussion beforehand. However, you should let your therapist know if you have any particular physical problems or are receiving any other medical treatments which you feel may be of importance.
The use of aromatherapy oils
may be used during your relaxation massage. These can both enhance the experience and the effects of the massage.
No matter what reason you have for booking your massage, at A Perfect Blend we are committed to providing a stress-free experience, every time. When you visit our clinics, our friendly support team are there to connect you with the right therapist, tools and techniques to ensure you get the most from your treatment. Not to mention our treatment tables are super-comfy.