Having a relaxing massage is something many of us enjoy. Studies have shown that a massage is very beneficial at reducing stress and tension and helps to promote wellness and a feel good outlook.
Unfortunately, not all of us are lucky enough to have a partner who can provide us with regular massages. The only other option is to book a session with a professional massage therapist.
If you are like me and a little worried about what will happen during a massage session and feel very uncomfortable about allowing a stranger to touch you, rest assured they are all very professional. Ask as many questions as you need to. They will be used to the questions and will be able to put your mind at rest. When you find someone that you can relax with it will make a big difference in the benefits you receive from your massage.
Personally, I have been going regularly for a year now and for about 10 months I have used the same massage therapist. She knows where I hold my tension and knows what questions to ask before each session that are specific to my needs. Not only does she know what I need, I also feel completely comfortable with her. I truly believe that I receive a much better massage because I can relax with her. The aromatherapy is wonderful as well...
Don’t let your fears prevent you from obtaining the stress relieving benefit from this very relaxing therapy. A good massage will not only help to relax your mind and muscles but also has many other health benefits, such as improving skin tone and condition via the oils used to mention only a few.
The addition of using aromatherapy oils during a massage also has the extra stress relieving effects of the essential oils used.
There are many different types of massage and all have their benefits. It all depends on what you feel most comfortable with. This video will show you what happens during a Swedish massage for stress relief session and explains exactly how each technique is helping to relieve stress and tension.
I hope this helps to relieve any fears about having a massage and hopefully put you on the road to finding some stress relief. Finding a professional massage therapist should not be hard. Massage therapy spas are becoming very popular as the health benefits of massage become more public. You can also find private massage therapists in small offices, some provide sessions out of their homes and some chiropractors can provide massage or have a therapist in the clinic for this service.