One of our most popular treatments, relaxation massage is a light to medium pressure massage that uses many superficial and large flowing strokes. This treatment induces a state of total relaxation and stress reduction in our patients. Swedish Relaxation Massage is focused on calming the nervous system, bringing a sense of peace and reducing your overall stress.
Massage to reduce stress and relax
Our Swedish relaxation massage can be gentle and slow, or bracing and vigorous, depending on the therapist’s style and what you, the patient, are trying to achieve. Our therapists lubricate the skin with massage oil and perform various massage strokes and patterns to warm up the muscle tissue. These movements help to release tension by gradually breaking up the muscle “knots” or adhered tissues in your body.
Relaxation Massage at Cranky Knot Wellness
The Swedish massage technique is quite different from other massage techniques because there is a specific order in which the treatment is performed. It starts with long sweeping strokes that alternate between firm and light pressure using the palm of the hand or fingertips. The knots and tension in the muscles begin to loosen with this technique. After this, we knead the muscles using our thumbs and knuckles so we can attain a deeper massage penetration. Next, we use rhythmic tapping to loosen and relax the muscles being manipulated in preparation for a deeper massage that will finish off the treatment.
Aromatherapy options available
We offer essential oils, which are derived from herbs, plants, roots and flowers that have different beneficial medicinal qualities. Oils, such as lavender, are well known to induce relaxation and calmness, and when these oils are spread on the body in addition to the aromatherapy, they will enrich the massage experience immensely. If you have a specific request regarding scents, please let us know before your appointment.
Benefits of Swedish relaxation massage
Massage in general is beneficial for the patient as it helps to increase general health and well-being. A few specific benefits you can expect from our swedish relaxation massage:
- Calming the nervous system: a sense of relaxation and well being.
- Reduced tension and anxiety, and which can also help relieve depression.
- Improved blood circulation, which delivers oxygen and nutrients to the cells.
- Stimulation of the lymphatic system, which carries away the body’s waste products.
- Prevention and relief of muscle cramps and spasms.