Types of Massage for Relaxation Only.
In order to relieve negative energy and relax, it’s important to choose the right types of massage techniques. Massage is already proven as an efficient way for us to work on our anxiety levels but it’s also great for relaxation. A little bit of pampering can really provide your bodies with enjoyment and improved energy flow.
But what type of massage to choose? The best way to find out what suits you the best to experiment but there are some specific types of massage that promote relaxation more than others.
Deep tissue vs. Swedish massage
If you want pure relaxation and relief from tense muscles, relax massage might be a perfect choice. But if you’re recovering from an injury, try choosing deep tissue massage. It all depends on your personal preference. Whatever you choose you should keep in mind that good communication with your therapist is a crucial part of every great treatment.
Can Relax massage really help with stress?
It’s been reported that massage can increase levels of serotonin dopamine and neurotransmitters in the body. As you probably know, serotonin regulates our mood, hunger, and sleep. And dopamine helps to form the reward system in the brain – a message is viewed as a reward and it induces pleasure. Relax treatment can also reduce levels of adrenaline which results in lower heart rate and lower blood pressure.
Our cortisol levels may decrease and we might be able to improve sleep quality which makes us more energized. Massage also contributes to our self-confidence and psychological health. When we are feeling stressed out, our bodies will involuntarily respond by upping our adrenaline levels. Too much cortisol for prolonged periods of time is bad for our health and it may lead to side effects ((high blood pressure, lowered immunity…)
A relaxation massage encourages our bodies to slow down and it gives it the opportunity to reset our hormone balance. What’s the result? A blissful feeling.
What happens to our bodies, therapeutically, during a massage?
Massage touches more than just your muscles. There are eleven central systems in the body: circulatory, digestive, endocrine, integumentary, lymphatic, musculoskeletal, nervous, reproductive, respiratory, and vestibular. During the full body massage, the touch of your therapist will stimulate these systems in a positive way.
Studies of the benefits of massage showed that it’s an effective way to reduce stress. There are a number of physiological changes that occur and contribute to the feeling of relaxation we experience during the treatment.
Massage also encourages a Parasympathetic Nervous System response which represents half of our autonomic nervous system. It’s better known as “rest and digest” and it can influence slowing our heart rate and decreasing our blood pressure which allows us to sleep better.
No more muscle tension
During the massage, our muscles are compressed, forcing blood, lymph and the fluid that bathes and surround the cells out of them. All that pressing, rubbing, and squeezing takes the waste products out of our system through our urinary tract. That’s why is so important to keep our bodies hydrated after the treatment.
By having a massage and taking the time to de-stress, you may decrease the hormones that cause anxiety. If you want to choose the right type of massage, you should probably keep in mind that it’s all about your personal preferences. Even the most intense sports massage can leave someone feeling deeply relaxed, and even the most relaxing one can feel awkward if you don’t communicate what kind of pressure you prefer.
Talk to your therapist and enjoy moments of absolute bliss!