The psychological benefits of the deep relaxation massage therapy provides are equally beneficial to body, mind and spirit. Intended to relax tense muscles and ease stress, massage is the perfect antidote to work week stress and a wonderful way to unwind.
The massage is typically performed in a temperature-controlled room with a soothing ambiance, delicate lighting and relaxing music. The massage therapist will tailor the massage to the needs and preferences of the client and increase or decrease pressure accordingly. Gentle and soothing, massage involves rubbing and kneading of the upper tissue layers, inducing profound tranquility that can often lull clients to sleep.
Massage focuses on the neck muscles and shoulders, where much tension is held, as well as the muscles of the back, legs and feet for head-to-toe soothing. Fragrant oil aromatherapy is often combined with massage for a holistic and nurturing sensory experience.
Following a massage, clients should feel relaxed, pampered and recharged. In the hours following a relaxation massage, clients are encouraged to drink plenty of water to help flush toxins and to rehydrate the body.