What is a Relaxation Massage?

A relaxation massage is a treat for body and mind. Long smooth strokes and shorter focused grips ensures that you sink in the table with a smooth soft music in the background. Of course we first discuss if you have a medical background or specific focus areas.

Personally I would recommend to handle the body as a whole. Local blockages/ painful areas are always related to other parts of the body. Sources of potential blockages are not always located in the painful part itself. The whole body consists of one interconnected organism; cells react to one another. If there  occurs a disturbance in one particular part, this also affects or will affect, other parts because the circulation has been obstructed.

Relaxation massage can also be used as a form of prevention; what about after a hard day’s work, or to make sure that you begin your day open and relaxed.

Pain is by no means the only reason to treat yourself to a massage! Every so often it is a real benefit for your total health!

What is a Pregnancy Massage?

Massage during pregnancy offers you the opportunity to relax yourself while lying on your side. Supported by comfortable cushions, you will be able to enjoy a complete relaxation massage, adapted to your pregnant body and your personal prefereces. Head, neck, shoulders, back, lower back, arms, legs, feet, … and if you want your belly.  A whole hour’s attention just for you; a boon for both of you!

What is a Deep Tissue Massage?

Deep tissue massage is, in contrast to relaxation massage, focused on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, lower back tightness, and sore shoulders. Through slower strokes and more direct deep pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles, the body will be invited to release tension.

One of the benefits of a deep tissue massage is the increased blood flow it causes. Because of direct pressure on the muscles and tissues, the blood circulation increases throughout your whole body. As a result, increased blood flow boosts the oxygen supply to all of the tissues. With more oxygen circulating in the blood, toxins such as lactic acid are removed from your muscles at a higher rate.

Another important benefit of deep tissue massage is stress relief. The forceful and firm pressure relaxes the body and ultimately relieve tension. Flushing out toxins also helps to put the body and the mind into a more relaxed state, and to produces positive-minded hormones. This can more easily lead to physical relaxation.

Deep tissue massage may cause some soreness during or right after the massage if you are not used to get massage on a regular basis. This is totally normal; your body has to get used to the pressure and release of tension. Just like an intensive sports work-out your muscles may feel a little bit sore a day after the massage. It’s important to drink enough water and to move regularly to help the muscles to clean up the waste.

If you are someone who has a busy work life, who travels a lot, or who has tension in some body parts, a monthly or even bi-monthly deep tissue massage can do wonders for your long-term relaxation and mood.

What is a Chair Massage?

This massage will be given in a specially adapted chair. The moment you sit on this comfortable chair, you already feel a wave of relaxation!

Back, neck, shoulders and arms are treated during 20 minutes. You can keep your clothes on because this massage works with certain ‘shiatsu’ points and no oil.

I also give weekly chair massages in businesses or during events. If you would like more information, please contact me.