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Relaxation Massage

What is a Relaxation Massage Like?

This massage is all about relaxation. We want you to have the most relaxing massage possible!

You will be treated to a relaxing massage by a professional and qualified massage therapist. You will get changed in private while the therapist leaves the room. Nice relaxing music plays in the background and a subtle but calming scent from essential oils permeates the air. These essential oils are specifically picked to help you enter a deeper state of relaxation. The massage will be tailored to your specific requests and upon completion, you will walk away feeling relaxed and refreshed.

Worldwide relaxation massage is the most popular type of massage with many people enjoying its benefits.

Please note that a relaxation massage is not designed to fix or correct any issues the body might have.


"To have less stress, take time to relax."

- Catherine Pulsifer -


How the Body Changes During a Relaxation Massage

Relaxation massage (also referred to as Swedish massage) uses gentle flowing and long rhythmic strokes to achieve a deep state of relaxation. These strokes help the superficial muscles (muscles close to the skin) of the body to relax. A relaxation massage will help to reduce muscle tension as well as to improve circulation within it and the skin. This helps the body to remove lactic acid and other by-products from stress and exercise while supplying fresh oxygen and nutrients to the tissue.

As the body starts to relax during a relaxation massage your heart rate and breathing will slow down and your body will enter a parasympathetic state of healing and recovery. A state that helps the body to mitigate some of the ill effects of all the stress in our modern lives. There are numerous other health benefits that relaxation massage offers, including aiding those with mental and emotional problems as discussed below.

Benefits of a Relaxing Massage

Some of the benefits of a relaxing massage such as muscle relaxation and improved circulation have already been discussed above. But there are many other benefits to be had from a relaxing massage, such as improving your posture, help in treating acute and chronic conditions and it may even help to strengthen your immune system. But the most important benefit of a relaxing massage, in my opinion, is its ability to aid people who suffer from mental and/or emotional problems.

Relaxation Massage for Stress

Relaxation massage can help you to find relief from excessive stress in your life. As we go about living our busy lives we often forget it is important to unwind and relax. Without adequate ways to release stress, it can build up and have negative consequences on our health and well-being. One effective way to unwind is to get a tailored relaxation massage for stress. Counteract some of the stress caused in our everyday lives and feel energized again. We need to more kind to ourselves and treat ourselves from time to time.

Relaxation Massage for Depression

In New Zealand, we have a big problem with depression and one tool that can help make a difference is a relaxation massage. Relaxation massage can aid in easing symptoms of depression. "Scientists have found evidence to support the idea that massage therapy can provide mental health benefits." Although it can't cure depression it can certainly help to ease its symptoms. Why not give it a try and see how relaxation massage can help you.

Relaxation Massage for Anxiety

Although it might sound counter-intuitive, relaxation massage may help to reduce symptoms of anxiety and panic disorders. "Massage therapy has more recently been used for the treatment of mental and emotional problems, including stress, anxiety and depression." If you think it might be of benefit to you, why not give it a try. If you have any questions regarding how a relaxation massage may help you, feel free to send us an email via our contact page.

 "Taking time out each day to relax and renew is essential to living well."

- Judith Hanson Lasater - 


Book Your Relaxation Massage Now!

Relaxation Massage (1 Hour) - $77
Relaxation Massage (1 Hour, 30 Mins) - $106
Relaxation Massage (2 Hours) - $134

If you're in Christchurch why don't you drop by BodyCare Massage for a great relaxing massage experience? Let us help you to relax and unwind from your busy life. Walk away feeling relaxed and refreshed! You can book your relaxation massage using the button below.