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Nurse Mobile Foot Clinic

A step to healthy feet - Tel: 0777 637 5988

          TAILORED TO YOU - relaxing Massage

Duration from 15 minutes - Cost from £15.00

At initial consultation we will discuss your health, conditions and any restrictions and agree areas you wish and would benefit from having a massage.

Relaxation massage is a gentle massage that uses smooth; gliding strokes to help you relax, the massage therapist will move at a slower pace and use lighter pressure.

There is less emphasis on working out chronic underlying muscle tension—the adhesions or "knots" and muscle restrictions in the muscle tissue—because the goal of this massage is to let you drift away and feel good. In a relaxation massage, the therapist won't push your limits to get the muscle to release, and you might even fall asleep.

Along with relieving stress, there are health benefits to a relaxation massage including that it increases blood circulation, improves digestion, and helps you sleep better by relieving small aches and pains in the body.
Gentle massage stimulates sensory nerve endings in the skin, which transmit messages through the nervous system and cause the brain to release a particular chemical that acts as a natural painkiller. These endorphins can help create a sense of well-being, and being touched by another human can have positive effects on cognition, empathy, and mood.
Massage further aids relaxation by stimulating the body's parasympathetic nervous system, sometimes called the "rest and digest system." Blood pressure decreases, your heart rate slows, and digestive activity speeds up. Relaxation massage also increases blood circulation and stimulates the body's lymphatic system, which carries away waste products.

How you can make your massage more relaxing.

There are several things you can do to make any massage more relaxing, you should avoid talking during a relaxation massage as it, too, keeps your mind active, inhibiting your ability to relax completely. Instead, you should focus on your breathing, enjoy the relaxing music and every movement of the therapists' hands. Sometimes when you pay close enough attention; it can become a form of meditation for both you and the therapist, which gets you a more mindful treatment.
Afterward, if you have time for one, taking a nap is especially useful as it allows the body to continue to receive the benefits of the slow, gentle massage you just got. Additionally, you should drink plenty of water to make sure your muscles and body are well-hydrated so it can recover faster and more smoothly.