Pretty much what it says on the tin. With stressful and busy lifestyles we should all take some time out and give ourselves just a little bit of TLC.
Relaxation (also known as Swedish massage) primary aim is to rub muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. Not only is relaxtion a secondary beneficial side – effect but increased levels of oxygen in the blood are encouraged which decrease muscle toxins so as to improve circulation which benefits the local nerve supply and eases tension.
Even one relaxation massage can significantly reduce the stress hormone cortisol in the blood and increased white blood cells (that form part of the immune system) can be found helping to fight against simple but annoying conditions as the common cold!