Relaxation Massage | Swedish Oil Massage2019-06-06T07:50:58+00:00

Relaxation Massage | Swedish Oil Massage

  • It Is Relaxing and triggers lasting feelings of relaxation, improved mood, and reduced stress levels.
  • It Reduces Stress, can boost energy levels, reduce pain, and stimulate individuals on physical as well as emotional levels. Consistent massage sessions can also reduce trigger sources for anxiety, hostility, tension, and depression
  •  It Promotes Muscle Relaxation by eliminating tense muscles, increasing flexibility, and providing relaxation to the affected muscles as well as the body as a whole.
  • It Can Help Improve Circulation,  promotes healing.  improves lymph fluid circulation. It helps lower blood pressure and reduces cortisol levels within the body.
  • It Can Help Improve Posture – massage can relax and loosen the muscles made sore by bad posture, allowing your body to position itself in its natural-and pain-free-posture.
  • It Can Help Strengthen the Body’s Immune System – boosts the immune system’s cytotoxic capacity (activity level of the body’s natural “killer cells”) and enhances the body’s ability to deliver nourishment.

PRICE LIST:

RECOMMENDED TIME

Max session time is 2 hours, a minimum of 24 hours between sessions recommended.

Please allow at least 10 extra minutes for your first session.

Duration 1 session 4 sessions
(per session)
8 sessions
(per session)
30 minutes $35 $30 $25
60 minutes $60 $55 $50
90 minutes $85 $80 $70

TO BOOK YOUR SESSION:

Please call/text Kate on 0488 211 877 or send an email: [email protected]

We will confirm your booking within 5 mins!

PRICE LIST:

RECOMMENDED TIME

Max session time is 2 hour, minimum 24 hours between sessions.

During your session we will discuss your goals and advice on how many sessions you may need, so please allow at least 10 extra minutes for your first session.

TO BOOK YOUR SESSION:

Please call/text Kate on 0488 211 877 or send an email: [email protected] .

We will confirm your booking within 5 mins!

30 minutes (per session):

1 session: $35
4 sessions: $30
8 sessions: $25

60 minutes (per session):

1 session: $60
4 sessions: $55
8 sessions: $50

90 minutes (per session):

1 session: $85
4 sessions: $80
8 sessions: $70

TREATMENT AREAS AND TIME:

20 mins*: Stomach, Love handles

40 mins**: Abdomen, Back/Inner/Outer Thighs, Buttocks, Hips, Arms

Important Information:

Relaxation massage is a smooth, gentle, flowing style that promotes general relaxation, relieves muscular tension, plus improves circulation and range of movement.

This is the style of massage you’ll find performed at day spas. Your therapist will aim to relax, revive and rejuvenate you at a massage depth that does not cause discomfort.

Swedish massage is probably the best-known form of relaxation massage.

Massage causes physiological changes in your body through:

  • The relaxation response, which is an involuntary, yet the predictable response of the nervous system to massage techniques and touch
  • Mechanical responses, which are physical effects that occur in the body when pressure is applied to the soft tissues

Together, these responses can produce physical and emotional benefits.

In a massage, a caring, safe touch is an invitation to relax. This, together with pain relief, generally produces a “relaxation response.”

The relaxation response is a state in which your heart and breathing rate slow, your blood pressure goes down, your production of stress hormones decreases, and your muscles relax. The relaxation response also seems to increase the available level of serotonin, which is a chemical in the body that positively affects emotions and thoughts. While this information is promising, more studies are needed to directly confirm the relationship between massage and levels of serotonin in the brain.

The relaxation response may decrease the physical effects of stress and reduce the risks associated with stress, such as hypertension, cardiac arrhythmias, anxiety, insomnia, persistent fatigue, sexual dysfunction, digestive disorders, and psychological issues–to name a few.

The physical manipulation in massage has two major physical effects:

  • Increase in blood and lymph circulation
  • Relaxation and normalization of the soft tissue (muscle, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments), which releases nerves and deeper connective tissues

Improving Circulation

Massage is believed to improve blood and lymph circulation. This is probably due partly to the physical manipulation of soft tissue and partly to the chemicals released as part of the relaxation response.

Improved circulation can enhance the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to muscle cells. As cellular health improves, tissues function more efficiently. More efficient functioning leads to the removal of waste products and may increase the absorption of excess fluids and reduce swelling in soft tissues.

Relaxing Tissue

Massage therapy relaxes muscle tissue, which reduces painful contractions and spasms. Massage can also reduce nerve compression. To understand this, consider that when muscles are contracted, they sometimes compress the nerves around them. When these muscles are relaxed, the nerves are no longer compressed, and, in theory, can get proper nutrients and operate more efficiently. The nerves can assume their normal work of transmitting messages to and from the brain, which improves the functioning of the muscles and organs.

Touching the skin or applying pressure relaxes muscles, tendons, and ligaments. In addition, while some of the deeper tissues of the body, such as deep spinal musculature, cannot be easily accessed by a massage therapist, the release of more superficial layers of muscles may also affect these deeper layers. This can lead to both superficial and deep tissues finding a better alignment and balance.

Organs can also benefit from massage, as they share neurological pain pathways with muscles, bones, and nerves. When muscles, bones, or nerves are distressed, organs can sometimes reflect distress and dysfunction. For example, low back pain can intensify menstrual cramps and menstrual cramps can cause low back muscles to tense. Massage can, therefore, improve symptoms associated with the functioning of both the organ and the muscles.

As the best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. But Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.

Swedish massage techniques include long strokes, kneading, friction, tapping, percussion, vibration, effleurage, and shaking motions.

The usual sequence of techniques is:

  • Effleurage: Gliding strokes with the palms, thumbs and/or fingertips
  • Petrissage: Kneading movements with the hands, thumbs and/or fingers
  • Friction: Circular pressures with the palms of hands, thumbs and/or fingers
  • Vibration: Oscillatory movements that shake or vibrate the body
  • Percussion: Brisk hacking or tapping
  • Passive and active movements: Bending and stretching

The main purpose of massage oils is to lubricate the skin to reduce friction while performing a massage. This helps give a smooth glide and easy workability to the skin surface. Some of the secondary benefits include nourishing the skin and acting as a “base”, or “carrier” oil for aromatherapy essential oils.

What are the Contraindications to Massage Treatment?
Massage treatment is non-invasive, relaxing and natural. It is therefore generally considered a safe treatment for most people.

Total Contraindications
When you have any of these conditions, please do not book a massage:

  • Fever
  • Contagious diseases, including any cold or flu, no matter how mild it may seem
  • Under the influence of drugs or alcohol-including prescription pain medication
  • Recent operations or acute injuries
  • Neuritis
  • Skin diseases

Local Contraindications
The therapist can massage but not over any areas affected by:

  • Varicose veins
  • Undiagnosed lumps or bumps
  • Pregnancy
  • Bruising
  • Cuts
  • Abrasions
  • Sunburn
  • Undiagnosed pain
  • Inflammation, including arthritis

Medical Contraindications
If you suffer from any of the following conditions, massage can only take place once it has been approved before your session in writing by your Physician.

  • Cardio-vascular conditions (thrombosis, phlebitis, hypertension, heart conditions)
  • Any condition already being treated by a medical practitioner
  • Oedema
  • Psoriasis or eczema
  • High blood pressure
  • Osteoporosis
  • Cancer
  • Nervous or psychotic conditions
  • Heart problems, angina, those with pacemakers
  • Epilepsy
  • Diabetes
  • Bell’s palsy, trapped or pinched nerves
  • Gynecological infections

Does a contraindication mean that treatment cannot take place?
Not always. In fact, massage can be very therapeutic for many medical conditions. However, in the above cases, it is best to have advice from your physician. Massage therapists, unless they are also qualified doctors, may not, under law, attempt to diagnose a condition.

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