Relaxation Massage Edinburgh

Relaxation Massage Edinburgh - Massage helps relieve stress by easing muscular tension. If you’re sitting in an office chair all day, chances are that your back, neck, shoulders, arms etc. are likely to feel sore and stiff. Massage therapy can help relax muscles.

Relaxation Massage Edinburgh

Massage is responsible for introducing physiological changes in the body through two main types of responses: The relaxation response and the mechanical response.

Relaxation Response

A relaxing massage calms down your breathing and slows down your heart beat. This is referred to as a ‘relaxation response’. The relaxing sensation, in turn, boosts the level of a hormone called ‘serotonin’. Serotonin has a positive impact on our emotions and feelings. This is why one experiences an overall feeling of wellbeing during and after a massage session.

Mechanical Response

  • It increases blood and lymph circulation: Massage promotes manipulation of soft tissue which, in turn, boosts blood and lymph flow. This results in an improved supply of oxygen and nutrients to the cells. Enhanced cellular health leads to improved functioning of tissues which, in turn, leads to the effective elimination of waste products. In addition, there is a reduction in swelling in soft tissues.
  • Relaxation of soft tissue (which includes tendons, muscles, ligaments, and connective tissue). The normalisation of soft tissue also helps release deep connective tissue and nerves.

Relaxation Massage Edinburgh - Benefits of a massage therapy

Massage therapy has a host of benefits to offer. Not only does it help relieve physical symptoms but it is also instrumental in relieving stress.

Relieve of Stress

Massage helps relieve stress by easing muscular tension. If you’re sitting in an office chair all day, chances are that your back, neck, shoulders, arms etc. are likely to feel sore and stiff. Massage therapy can help relax muscles.


Massage encourages relaxation and the effects of a massage last long after the session is over.

Posture Correction

Massage helps reinforce correct posture and healthy movement. Poor posture causes some sets of muscles to work really hard while others become weak. Slumping, for example, not only looks unsightly but also increases pressure on internal organs and impacts the digestive system. Massage helps ease muscles that are strained due to poor posture. The body is then able to realign itself in a natural way.

Immune System

Massage therapy boosts the immune system.

Blood Circulation

It helps to improve blood circulation and flow. The improved blood circulation helps enhance body functions and provides tired muscles with the oxygen-rich blood that aids internal healing. The rubbing, kneading, and pulling also helps blood to flow through congested areas and flushes out lactic acid from muscles.

Blood Pressure

A consistent massage therapy program can help reduce diastolic and systolic blood pressure. It also lowers urinary and salivary cortisol levels besides alleviating anxiety and stress levels.

Range Of Motion and Flexibility

Massage helps improve range of motion and flexibility. We are more prone to muscle injuries today than say 50 years ago. This is not because we are exercising but because we are leading sedentary lives. Massage therapy works on muscles, tendons, ligaments, and connective tissues to improve natural joint lubrication. Regular massages can help stave off sports injuries as your flexibility levels improve.


Massage boosts deeper, complete, and relaxed breathing. Regular massage can help improve breathing which, in turn, has a beneficial effect on respiratory conditions. Massage works to loosen constricted respiratory tissues located at the front and back of the body.


Massage helps ease headaches. Consistent massage programs help relax trigger points and relax muscles. Massage also helps improve sleep quality and minimises distress symptoms, reducing the occurrence of headaches.

anxiety, depression, pain

Massage therapy reduces anxiety and depression. It also has some effect on the experience of pain. It can’t necessarily reduce the immediate feeling of pain, but over the course of a series of massages, patients report lower overall pain.

Massage can measurably alter the levels of certain hormones circulating in the body. Cortisol, known as a ‘stress hormone’, is reduced by a massage. Meanwhile, a good massage raises the levels of dopamine and serotonin circulating around the body. Dopamine and serotonin make you feel good – they relax your heart, they reduce your sensitivity to pain, and they reduce blood pressure.

Lymphatic system

Your body drains waste away from muscles and other tissue through the lymphatic system. This is far from perfect, and when it slows down, your body can be left feeling (and looking) puffy and unpleasant. This tends to happen overnight when the entire lymphatic system slows down, and it is also worsened by poor diet.

Fortunately, the circulation of lymph can be improved by manual manipulation – that is, by massage.

Relaxation Massage Edinburgh


Swedish Relaxation Massage (Back, Shoulders, Neck)

£25 / 45 - 60min

  • Swedish massage focuses a lot on gentle movement and slow technique to offer a relaxing experience, also treating muscular tension.
  • A typical session would last between 45 and 60 min.
  • Swedish massage is the most commonly practised type of massage