Relaxation massage is - yep, you guessed it - all about relaxing. A great form of relief from the stress of everyday life, relaxation is one of the most popular massage treatments available, offering a variety of physical and mental benefits. Relaxation massage will help to loosen up the body, relieve muscle tension, reduce stress and anxiety, and improve sleep, so it’s the perfect treatment for those in need of a little extra TLC.
When it comes to technique, relaxation massage is generally pretty gentle. In contrast to other forms of massage such as deep tissue, or trigger point therapy, which work to treat specific injury or medical conditions, relaxation massage can best be thought of as an easygoing, introductory massage which should never hurt or feel uncomfortable.
Treatment usually consists of long, smooth strokes, unencumbered thanks to a generous helping of warm massage oil, as well as gentle kneading, either as hard or soft as you like.
The aim of the game here is to instill a sense of renewal and rejuvenation, almost as if someone has hit the reset button on both your body and mind. If you come out of the treatment feeling like a brand new person, your therapist has done their job.
A good relaxation massage therapist will focus as much on the environment as they will on technique. Look for aromatherapy oils, fluffy towels, relaxing music and all of the accoutrements associated with a luxurious pampering sesh. Think of your relaxation massage as an experience, as opposed to just a treatment.
Bookwell’s comprehensive list of relaxation massage therapists in Brisbane includes some of the top trained professionals in the state, offering treatments from 30-90 minutes, depending on your budget and individual concerns. So if you’re long overdue for a bit of me-time, book a relaxation massage treatment in Brisbane with Bookwell today.