Relaxation / spa massage is amazing for stress and anxiety management or regular body maintenance. We view it as so much more than “just a treat.”
Our relaxation or spa-style massage therapists all hold a level 5 diploma and are registered with Massge New Zealand. These practitioners are not able to provide insurance rebates.
All our relaxation / spa massage treatments include a consultation that doesn’t come out of the ‘table time’ you pay for. This gives us the chance to discuss your goals for the session, to select methods or techniques and plan a treatment specific to your needs at the time. We can also offer post care advice at the end of your session to help you continue the benefits of your massage for as long as possible.
Relaxation / Spa Massage
Relaxation massage is often referred to as ‘Swedish massage.’ We regard it as one of the most self indulgent ways to do something truly beneficial for your body.
This primary objective is to stimulate your parasympathetic nervous system to induce relaxation and the more of your body we work on, the more effective this is. Your body enters it’s ‘rest and digest’ phase allowing you to rest, heal and regenerate. This is ideal for your average Wellington City lifestyle especially if you work a fairly sedentary job and have a busy home life.
Some people like a very light pressure while others enjoy a firmer touch but this style doesn’t offer ‘deep tissue,’ focused work per se. Usually flowing and flushing type of strokes are used and you will find the massage to be quite balanced, covering more of the body where as a therapeutic massage for example, may either focus the majority of your session time in a more localised area.