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Relaxation

A relaxation massage is intended to decrease levels of tensions and to provide a therapeutic effect in order to feel a sense of relaxation.



What is relaxation massage?



Essentially relaxation massage consists of smooth gliding strokes to facilitate the sensation of relaxation. Relaxation can be a part of many types of massage but usually in an indirect way as it's an outcome of a therapeutic effect. Swedish massage consists of many different types of strokes that reinforce the relaxation effect. Pain can be decreased through the stimulation of touch in a relaxation massage as it has the ability to stimulate and modify the pain being felt.


Who can have relaxation massage?



Massages generally have a therapeutic relaxing aspect involved either in a direct way or an indirect way. Such as certain techniques applied are with the sole purpose to provide a relaxation effect, whereas other may relax the individual as pain is relieved. The specialists understand what techniques to use to gain a relaxing effect in all the massages and are based around the goals of their clients given prior to the massage.

Relaxation massage may include:-
  • Acupressure
  • Deep tissue
  • Myofascial release
  • Petrissage
  • Sports massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Traditional massage
  • Trigger point massage
Anybody that needs relaxation from any form of activity that builds up tension within the soft tissue structures or needs rehabilitation from an injury would benefit from a relaxation massage. Relaxation massages have been known to increase concentration within the work place and decrease the chances of depression also.


Percussion massage of latisimus dorsi for relaxationAbove: Percussion massage of latisimus dorsi for relaxation



What are the benefits?



All different types of massage are important to promote a sense of wellbeing and health benefits. The majority of massages help to improve the mental, physical and emotional aspects of individuals that maybe suffering.

Benefits include:-
  • Pain management of conditions
  • Increase circulation
  • Relieves cramp
  • Reduces tension
  • Reduces anxiety
  • Helps with depression sufferers

How relaxation massage works



The mechanical responses of soft tissue massage are what cause the sense of relaxation in a massage. A relaxation massage is believed to increase the circulation of blood and lymph system due to the manipulation of the soft tissue structures. This can cause a release of chemicals that are associated with a feeling of relaxation.

An improved circulation may increase the amount of nutrients and oxygen to depleted muscle cells that need regenerating. When the cells and tissues regenerate this can provide the individuals with a relaxation effect and can also increase the function abilities in the process.

Visceral tissues also known as the organs within the body can also be stimulated through massage as they are part of the neurological pain pathway connection with other structures such as bones, muscles, and nerves.





Rolling massage technique of adductor magnus and semimembranosus muscle for relaxationAbove: Rolling massage technique of adductor magnus and semimembranosus muscle for relaxation



Summary



Different types of massage have a relaxation output associated with it due to the physiological and mechanical changes within the body. Liverpool Physio's specialist have extensive knowledge and experience with providing all different types of massage that have a relaxation effect due to the different types of techniques used within the massage. The specialists incorporate their knowledge and skill to provide a massage according to the exact needs to their clients.

How to book an appointment

To book an instant appointment then office@liverpoolphysio.co.uk or call 0151 558 0077.

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88 Rodney Street, Liverpool, L1 9AR
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150 Lord Street, Southport, PR9 0NP
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Get in touch:

Phone: 0151 558 0077
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Email: office@liverpoolphysio.co.uk
David Lloyd, 6 The Aerodrome Speke, Liverpool, Speke L24 8QD
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88 Rodney Street, Liverpool, L1 9AR
88 Rodney Street, Liverpool, L1 9AR  [map]
150 Lord Street, Southport, PR9 0NP
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