Relaxing Massage Benefits and Precautions

Benefits of Relaxing Massage

Relaxation massage is essentially the same as a gentle Swedish massage that uses smooth, gliding strokes. The primary purpose is to help you relax, and the massage therapist will probably move at a slower pace and use light pressure. Massage can help lower levels of tension and thereby reduce your stress or anxiety levels. Research has shown that massage is one of the most effective therapies in reducing stress as it lowers levels of cortisol, a neurotransmitter that increases as stress levels increase.
Relaxation massage can provide a much-needed break away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life by calming your nerves and allowing muscles throughout your body to relax. It’s the perfect massage for someone seeking head to toe pampering in London.

During a relaxation massage there is less emphasis on working out serious adhesion or knots in the muscle tissue and the therapist won’t push your pain limits in order to get the muscle to release. Sometimes people even fall asleep during a relaxation massage.
There are still substantial health benefits to a relaxation massage, including calming the nervous system, promoting a sense of well-being, improving blood circulation and stimulating the body’s lymphatic system, which carries away waste products.


There is a long list of contraindications for any type of massage. For example, contagious diseases, vomiting, diarrhoea, fever, severe pain, kidney disease, or a history of thrombosis are all considered absolute contraindications for massage. Depending on the condition, many massage therapists in London will insist on medical approval before commencement of the treatment however a sensible rule that covers both the practitioner and the patient should apply. No matter what the condition is however, it is essential that the patient always informs the massage therapist before treatment commences. Relaxing massage is non-invasive and natural. It is therefore generally considered a safe treatment for most people.