Relaxation Massage is a gentle Swedish massage that uses smooth gliding strokes to help you relax and provides relief for sore muscles. There is less emphasis on working out serious adhesions or “knots” in the muscle tissue, which can be uncomfortable and cause some people to tense up against the pressure.
In a relaxation massage, the esthetician won’t push your pain limits in order to get the muscle to release. You might even fall asleep! It’s a good choice for someone who is getting a massage for the first time, or someone who just wants to bring their stress level down.
The lasting effects of a massage vary from individual to individual. The majority of the benefits may cease shortly after the massage treatment has ended, but long-term effects may be sustained through the client’s self-care and maintenance. Further benefits include the indirect effects on the cardiovascular, lymphatic, nervous, endocrine, respiratory, digestive and urinary systems along with the skin, muscles and connective tissues. Gentle massage stimulates sensory nerve endings in the skin, which transmit messages through the nervous system and cause the brain to release endorphins.