Lynda Beattie ITEC Dip CThA
Appointments: 01273 821027

Types of massage - Relaxation Massage Therapy

Swedish massage
I offer a number of different kinds of therapeutic massage from my home in Hove - including Relaxation Massage Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage, Aromatherapy Massage, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial Release Therapy and Trigger Point Therapy - so I thought it might be helpful if over the coming weeks if I explained a little about each technique, starting with Relaxation Massage Therapy.

Background
Based on Western notions of anatomy and physiology, the Relaxation Massage technique was pioneered by a physiologist, Per Henrik Ling (1776-1839) who worked at the University of Stockholm. It is the oldest, most established technique in the West and is the foundation for many other massage styles.

What to expect
Fluid, sweeping strokes that encompass the entire body; gentle kneading and circular motions, together with light tapping. It's an altogether gentler massage technique than, say, Deep Tissue Massage, and works on the whole body, rather than concentrating on specific areas where you may be experiencing pain or tightness.

How does it help?
Relaxation Massage is fantastic for dealing with stress, which is known to contribute to all sorts of health problems, including asthma, anxiety, hypertension, headaches, depression and heart disease. It relaxes the tissues, improves your circulation, which in turn benefits the nervous system.

If you'd like to book an appointment for a Relaxation Massage Treatment, please get in touch with me.