All of our Registered Massage Therapists (RMTs) at MYo Lab are trained in both therapeutic and relaxation massage. The latter is a smooth, gentle treatment that relieves muscular tension, increases circulation, and promotes a general sense of relaxation. This massage is performed using Swedish techniques consisting of long, rhythmic strokes and small circular movements. These simultaneously help to break down adhesions and promote better circulation.
Conversely, unlike deep tissue massages, a relaxation massage does not address the connective tissue of the muscles. It is not intended to treat sports injuries or other discomfort. It is instead used to reduce muscle tension while bringing the body back to a relaxed state. Many people seek relaxation massage treatments after a long week at work or to help improve their mental health.
However, all forms of massage are generally considered part of integrative medicine. It is an important part of both treatment and wellness plans for most members her at MYo Lab. This is because its benefits can include reducing stress and increasing relaxation, reducing pain and muscle soreness and tension, improving circulation, energy and alertness, lowering heart rate and blood pressure, and improving immune function.