A relaxation massage delivered by one of our trained therapists in Scarborough, ON targets all parts of the body and offers a host of health benefits beyond relaxation.
How many times a day do you have the simple thought “I need to relax” as you rub a stiff neck or squirm, trying to get comfortable in your office chair? How often do you hear people tell each other to “relax”?
Easy to say, easy to think, but not so easy to achieve in our modern world filled with its countless stressors. The growing popularity of massage therapy and other disciplines like yoga and meditation are fueled by peoples’ basic need to relax and reduce the levels of stress and tension in their lives.
Stress is so prevalent these days that you may consider it just a part of life. We need some level of stress to cope with day-to-day living, but constant and excessive stress causes far more than just tight muscles and headaches. Prolonged exposure to stress triggers reactions in the body that raise blood pressure, impair digestion, and depress the immune system, leaving you susceptible to illness and disease.
Relaxation is a natural but often elusive state of healthy living where our physical and emotional responses are balanced. When the body moves smoothly and our cells are not stewing in stress hormones and toxins, we are better able to cope with the challenges of daily life.
A relaxation massage delivered by one of our trained therapists in Scarborough, Ontario targets all parts of the body and offers a host of health benefits beyond relaxation. Commonly known as Swedish massage, a number of traditional techniques are used during a relaxation massage to carefully apply as much or as little pressure as the client is comfortable with. By easing muscular tensions throughout the body, this state of relaxation helps detox and rejuvenate the body, bringing with it peace of mind and body.
Relaxation massage also helps to balance our hormones, reducing the stress hormone cortisol, and increases the body’s production of oxytocin, your brain’s natural “feel-good” stimulant. Your heart rate slows, blood pressure lowers, feelings of anxiety wash away and your body enters a true state of relaxation.
So while you may think of a relaxation massage as an indulgence, it is a restorative and preventative health care with well-documented benefits.