The skin's natural functions will be stimulated improving the condition of the skin and the warmth created will help relax the body physically and mentally.
Body massage originated in Sweden. Swedish body massage is the original massage technique involving a sequence of movements working superficially and deeper into the tissue layers.
Movements such as effleurage work over the skin with the palm of the hand producing relaxation, whereas movements like petrissage work deeply.
Petrissage movements such as wringing and kneading will help to relieve tension promoting deep relaxation in the tissues and muscles.
As no two people are alike, the body massage sequence will be adapted to the client's needs.
Massage may be offered in the salon for one hour or half hour treatments, treatments may also be described as back massage, stress massage, all being adaptations of a Swedish body massage.
For those clients who are apprehensive about a massage treatment and of course the stigma attached to this may need some reassurance.
A professional Beauty Therapist will offer this treatment respecting the client's modesty at all times. The client is covered in soft towels, which are turned back to reveal only the area to be massaged at that time. Areas massaged in a full body massage are normally, legs, arms front of shoulders, abdomen (optional) back of legs or thigh and back.
By ensuring you visit a reputable, established salon that displays professional certificates and qualifications, you will receive a wonderful, relaxing, treatment
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