An anti-stress massage is usually a combination of various different massage techniques.
The body, soul and spirit should be freed from everyday stress and be completely at peace during the massage. The unity of the body should be promoted. The anti-stress massage is complemented with special oils or creams which are massaged into the skin and whose fragrance lead to further relaxation.
A Session on a Massage Table Releases Dopamine
It’s all about the dopamine: Dopamine is a chemical naturally produced by the body that helps to keep the central nervous system and overall balance functioning smoothly. In short, dopamine helps us feel good. When high levels of stress are present this balance is disrupted, leading to feelings of depression and anxiety. The kneading and pressure on the muscles provided through massage therapy encourages the release of dopamine and thereby helps the body to manage stress better.
Relax, Relax, Relax
It is relaxing: One of the byproducts of excessive stress is a tightening of the muscles and an overall feeling of tension. It’s like your teeth are clenched all the time. Our bodies cannot handle stress appropriately without the removal of tension; and no drug or artificial stimulant can help us to relax better than a natural massage therapy treatment. A good massage table is designed with relaxation in mind: you literally sink into comfort from the moment you climb aboard. The combination of the therapist’s skills, quiet music and perhaps aromatherapy all work together to help the body achieve a completely relaxed state.