It’s not realistic to expect that you can get rid of all your knots in one massage, but to drift into a deeply relaxed state in sixty minutes is the objective. There are substantial health benefits to a relaxation massage.
Relaxation massage stimulates sensory nerve endings in the skin, which transmits messages through the nervous system and causes the brain to release endorphins. Endorphins are the body’s natural painkillers, endorphins are the feel-good chemicals that create a sense of well-being.
Relaxation Massage further aids relaxation by stimulating the body’s parasympathetic nervous system, sometimes called the “rest and digest system.” Blood pressure decreases, heart rate slows, and digestive activity increases. Relaxation massage also increases blood circulation and stimulates the body’s lymphatic system, which carries away waste products. Yahweh recommends a relaxation massage 4 times a month.
With relaxation massage there is less emphasis on working out serious adhesions or “knots” in the muscle tissue, which can be uncomfortable and cause some people to tense up against the pressure.
In a relaxation massage, Yahweh will not push your pain limits in order to get the muscle to release. You might even fall asleep. It’s a good choice for someone who is getting a massage for the first time or someone who just wants to bring their stress level down.
With Warm Regards,
Yahweh Nam (LMT)