One of the immediate benefits of massage is a feeling of deep relaxation and calm. This occurs because massage prompts the release of endorphins, the brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) that produce feelings of wellbeing. Levels of stress hormones – such as adrenalin, cortisol and norepinephrine – are also reduced. Studies indicate that high levels of stress hormones impair the immune system.

Most massage treatments will relax you, among other things, and relaxation is usually the goal. For this reason, it is one of the most complete and indulgent massages you can have. Relaxation massage is usually a full-body treatment involving soft music, soft lighting andaromatherapy oils. You will have a long, luxurious massage which will use all kinds of techniques including long strokes, gentle kneading and rolling of skin and muscle, and perhaps some rhythmic rocking from side to side. This is the massage to choose if you just want to chill out, and be pampered and spoiled.

The clue to relaxation massage is in the title. A good relaxation massage relieves stress and tension in your muscles and will leave you oozing with a sense of well being. Relaxation massage achieves this because of the general benefits of massage: it improves your circulation, so your organs and skin get more oxygen; it moves fluid through your lymphatic system. A relaxation massage encourages your body to digest its food, and get rid of its toxins. It will help you to sleep better. A massage will also help un-knot any muscles, soothe aches and sprains and encourage the skin to heal minor abrasions.

Relax better with a massage from Massage Integration today!