The primary purpose of relaxation massage is to create a relaxation response for the client. During a relaxation massage session, a massage therapist places less emphasis on relieving deep knots in the muscle, as compared to the therapeutic massage. The therapist will generally utilize slower strokes and lighter pressure. While the intention of relaxation massage is not the treatment of any specific physical alignments, its therapeutic effects have been documented in many scientific literature. Health benefits of relaxation massage include improving blood circulation, calming mind and promoting a sense of well-being.
Characteristics of Relaxation Massage
Intensity: Mild – Moderate