A massage for stress management (a.k.a relaxation massage) is exactly what the name implies: a massage strictly for the purposes of rest and relaxation. This type of massage is not designed for dealing with chronic pain or discomfort. The one thing that relaxation massage can help with the best is helping with your stress management plan.
Stress can kill. Stress can make you sick. It has been found that psychological stress can cause sudden death by increasing the chances that abnormal heart rhythms occur. Stress can cause effects on nearly all of the major system in our bodies, creating a huge list of health problems. Among them are diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, allergies, and asthma. Constant stress does the most damage. Stress can also cause sleep disorders, leaving you fatigued and more prone to accidents and illness. Stress causes anxiety, nervousness and irritability, making it difficult to get along with people. Stress can affect your concentration, making you perform poorly at school or on the job. Stress can cause weight gain or weight loss. Stress can weaken the immune system, making you more susceptible to colds and other diseases, possibly even some types of cancer. Stress can force you to abandon healthy habits, such as exercising and eating well, which may, in turn, create other health problems. Stress is a normal part of our day, but an over load of stress is what kills. Constant headaches, and muscle tension due to stress is not normal and should never be considered a part of an average day. These are signs of a problem, which if not taken care of will lead to further and worse problems. These are actual physical effects of stress, but they may be caused by stress that is either real or perceived. What this means is that people sometimes create unnecessary stress for themselves by worrying and fretting more than they should, even the stress we don’t realize we are under can kill us. So do something before stress take a hold of you too and doesn’t let go.
During a session, the client will remove their clothing (to the point of their comfort) and lie on a massage table. A relaxation massage can be modified and tailored to your specific desires. The massage consists of the therapist applying gentle to medium pressure of the hands to the body, gently manipulating the tissue to promote relaxation. It is not a deep tissue massage. It is not designed for working the deeper muscles of the body, but just a gentle kneading and rubbing of the outer layers of the body tissue. It will cover a wide range of areas on the body including the back, legs, arms and neck.
Many live their stressful lives day to day without taking any time off just for them. Everyone deserves a well needed moment of relaxation and this massage has just the right techniques for that. Massage for Stress Management will relax your mind and body, giving you a break from the stress of your life. The length of the massage will depend on how long you would like it to last. Typically the option is between half an hour, an hour, and an hour and a half in length. Massages are open to people of all ages, but a waiver may need to be submitted for a minor.
Relaxation massage is a smooth, gentle style of massage designed to improve circulation, increase the functional range of movement, relieve minor muscle pain, and promote overall relaxation. Most people don’t take enough time off for themselves anymore. Perhaps it’s time you considered taking the time for a relaxation massage!