Relaxing Massage is a manual therapy aimed at improving the well-being of the person as its main objective is to increase the production of endorphins in our body.
Massage is a method of assessment and manual treatment of those parts of the human body that present some ailment, or are susceptible to present it, with the aim of improving pain, reducing or eliminating muscular tensions, improving blood and lymphatic circulation and achieving relief from stress, anxiety and the tensions of everyday life.
In short, the main objective of the Relaxing Massage is to relieve tension and achieve a state of mind of relaxation, prioritizing gentle manipulations and passes over abrupt and strong movements, more reserved for therapeutic or decontracting massages.
An energising massage always aims to make us feel more energised and more ‘alive’ at the end of the treatment, also improving our feeling of balance between body and mind. In general, movements tend to be slow and deep. The kneading, rubbing and brushing that act on the muscles and lymphatic system take their cue from the ancient tradition of oriental massage; they can then be combined with other types of treatment, such as whirlpools and mud baths. There can be different types of energising massage, each with its own particularities and ritual, but in general an energising massage can consist of these steps
a few deep-breathing exercises to induce a state of relaxation and better prepare to receive the massage;
a stimulation of both blood and lymphatic circulation through movements that create light pressure;
a slow, deep massage with manoeuvres that move from the belly to the legs to the back: these movements serve to rebalance the circulation and digestive processes, relax the muscles and release any contractures.
Sports massage consists mainly of quick stroking to stimulate and warm up the muscles and kneading to help the muscles move smoothly and reduce muscle tension. Rubbing is generally a relaxing massage technique, but when done quickly it becomes stimulating.