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Relaxation Treatment


Relaxation Treatment - Pain to Performance SolutionsRelaxation Treatment (RM) is best known as a Swedish massage and is a very relaxing therapeutic style of massage and bodywork. It is the most well known massage style. Lotion or oil is used with an array of five different strokes. Rolling, kneading, gliding-sliding, rhythmic tapping, friction and vibration are used to help the body’s internal  circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, improved stiffness and greater flexibility. It is one of the best types of massage for relaxing and reducing stress and why it is many times referred to as a wellness massage.

Type of Clients who Benefit from a Relaxation Massage 

Many patients experience relief with minimal discomfort from a RM massage. Listed are the ones that it would be most appropriate for:

  • osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  •  Geriatrics
  • Person with extremely thin skin or fragile
  • Cancer patients
  • Maintenance treatment
  • Extremely stressed out
  • Emotional baggage

Relaxation Massage Benefits

  • Increased local circulation
  • decreased pain and aches
  • decreased stress
  • reduces anxiety
  • improved sleep
  • reduced blood pressure
  • reduced heart rate

Swedish Massage Creators

Per Henrik Ling is credited for the development of Swedish massage and the  practitioner Johann Georg Mezger gave the basic strokes its names.

Scientific Research Using Relaxation Massage

Scientific research study on effects of Swedish massage on blood pressure and heart rate on hypertensive woman.

5 Reasons to get a Massage

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