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Relaxation Massage

Relaxation massage is a gentle massage that uses smooth, gliding strokes along with kneading and circular strokes. The primary purpose is to help you relax and the therapist will move at a slower pace and use varying degrees of pressure depending on your preference.

During a relaxation massage there is less emphasis on working out serious adhesions or knots in the muscle tissue and the therapist won't push your pain limits in order to get the muscle to release.

There are 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 by reducing the amount of cortisol, also known as the stress hormone, released in the body. Elevated cortisol levels are a culprit of weight gain. The hormone attacks the body's defensive cells that kill off bacteria and viruses, but massage decreases cortisol and therefore improves the functioning of the immune system.