Relaxation massage, also known as gentle Swedish massage, uses smooth gliding strokes over the body. Light pressure is applied and the pace of the massage is quite slow. The main goal of this type of massage is to calm the nervous system and promote a sense of total well-being.
Benefits of relaxation massage
- Relaxes muscle tissues
- Calms the nervous system
- Improves blood circulation
- Stimulates the body’s lymphatic system (to eliminate waste products and toxins)
- Induces sleep
During the massage, light pressure is applied at a considerably slow pace. This massage uses long and smooth gliding strokes with less emphasis on muscle knots and adhesions. Pain is not inflicted during the whole therapy. The massage therapist’s goal is to promote full body relaxation.
What to expect?
Expect to fall asleep during this full body relaxation experience. Expect to feel calm and energized after the massage. Since this type of massage is for relaxation, do not expect too much pressure application and hard strokes.