What is Relaxation Massage?


As the name suggests, a relaxation massage is offered for the purpose of relaxation and rest. This therapy is not designed to deliver therapeutic effects. In fact, it helps the body to release stress and relax.

For ultimate relaxation, the massage takes place in a soothing, quite and comfortable setting coupled with relaxing music in the background.

The massage is delivered by applying gentle pressure with hands on the body and techniques like rubbing and kneading the body tissue outer layers. The tissues of the body are gently manipulated helping the body to relax. The therapy covers different parts of the body like legs, arms, the back and neck.

I, at Massage Therapy Watford, also offer individuals coming for relaxation massage the option to add aromatherapy treatment to the massage therapy. The scent of the oils used in the therapy help heighten massaging experience and restore energy balance.

Benefits of Relaxation Massage


Our body releases stress hormones also known as Cortisol in response to factors that trouble us like a high stress job, money worries, hectic daily routines and personal problems. Pent-up Cortisol levels can lead to sleeplessness, digestive problems and even headaches.

One of the best and proven ways to lower Cortisol level in the body and release stress is to get a relaxation massage.

A relaxation massage enables the body to transit into a relaxing, rest and recovery mode. It triggers numerous brain-chemistry responses that help individuals let go of stress, experience positive difference in their mood and more importantly relax.

Other benefits include:

  • Enhances calm
  • Reinforces positive behavior and attitude
  • Enables individuals to handle pressure in a better way


What to Expect After Therapy


Regular sessions of relaxation massages are an excellent way to improve your overall health and well-being. Relaxation massage sessions can aid in improved sleep, better concentration, create energy balance and help your body and mind relax.