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Massage is a great reliever of stress, pain and muscle tension. But there are plenty of different types of massage out there, and it’s important to understand the differences in order to gain the benefits to best suit your needs.
Massage can be categorised into a couple of broad categories: relaxation and remedial. So how does relaxation massage differ from remedial massage? It’s pretty simple - here’s how to remember. The word ‘remedial’ can literally be defined as, ‘giving or intended as a remedy or cure’.
Indeed, remedial massage includes treatments such as sport or deep-tissue massage, designed to relieve specific or chronic pain and injury. On the other hand, the word ‘relax’ can be defined as, ‘make or become less tense or anxious’. Therefore, it makes sense that relaxation massage is designed to destress the body and mind - perfect for people of all ages and inclinations.
You might consider relaxation massage an indulgence, but when you consider the sheer number of benefits associated, it really becomes more akin to a health and wellness treatment. Something that we should all ‘indulge’ in a little more often.
Here are some of the physical benefits:
When you’re taking care of your body in the physical sense, it tends to have a positive effect on your mental health. Regular relaxation massage treatments will also help to relieve stress and anxiety. Because you know what they say - a healthy body equals a healthy mind.
Positive results can last anywhere up to a week after your massage, and remember - regular massage means regular benefits! Working relaxation massage into your regular routine is a surefire way to reduce your overall stress levels and work towards a healthier you, so book a treatment in Adelaide with Bookwell today.