During a relaxation massage there is less emphasis on working out adhesions or knots in the muscle tissue and the therapist won’t push your pain limits in order to get the muscle to release. Sometimes people even fall asleep during a relaxation massage.
There are still substantial health benefits to a relaxation massage, including calming the nervous system, promoting a sense of well-being, improving blood circulation and stimulating the body’s lymphatic system, which carries away waste products.
Before the massage
Before the massage, you will be asked about any injuries or other conditions that may affect the ability to massage safely. Things you would want tell a therapist include areas of tightness or pain, allergies, and conditions like pregnancy.
As with all hands-on holistic therapies, Swedish massage may not be suitable for everyone and certain medical conditions may prevent the use of this treatment, or may require your GP’s consent. A full consultation will be carried out before your first treatment which enables us to ensure that Swedish massage is right for you. Please feel free to call or email us if you would like to check your suitability before your treatment.
Avoid large or heavy meals prior to your treatment and the use of alcohol and any non-essential drugs.
Relaxation massage has a detoxifying effect on the body and you can encourage this by drinking plenty of water and avoiding caffeine, nicotine and alcohol for the next 24 hours. Also try to rest and allow your body to heal from within.