Response - The relaxation response is literally the
opposite effect of the stress response, bringing the
body back to normal function known as homeostasis.
The endocrine and autonomic nervous sytems activate
bodily changes resulting in a "sigh of release" -
slower heart rate, deeper breathing, with increased
circulation and better digestion. The long, smooth
stroking movements of Swedish Sensual Massage are known
to trigger the relxaction response.
Physical Release - Chronic stress often leaves muscular tension, trigger
points, and poor circulation. These problems respond well to the traditional
techniques of Deep Tissue Massage, as well as other forms of bodywork.
Release - Massage can be considered a short term
release from stress - a brief get-away from life
and its daily challenges. During a massage you experience
a peaceful state and allow yourself permission to
relax. Research has confirmed that massage for relaxation
reduces anxiety and increases feelings of well-being.
Healthy Pleasure - The benefits of therapies which involve touch have been
highly praised. Because it is a sensory pleasurable experience, relaxation
massage contributes to a healthier immune system and general healthy well-being.