Relax massage comes in a wide variety. It is offered in massage studios and spas, but also by professional independent working masseurs and masseuses. Massage is universally associated with pleasure.

A relax massage, also known as relaxation massage, is one of the most frequently requested types of massages that you can get. Relax massage for adults are offered in a number of locations, including massage studios, spas, and on an outcall basis. This type of massage is provided by professional masseurs and masseuses, who have studied human anatomy, physiology, and the types of techniques that can be applied to the human body to alleviate pain and help inspire a state of ultimate relaxation. When most people think of massage, they think of a relaxation massage, which is associated with pleasure and a release from stress. However, massage can also be utilized as a means of alleviating pain.

Relaxing massage for Adult

Relaxing massage for Adult

Most techniques used in relax massage for adults are similar to what you would experience in a traditional gentle Swedish massage. This type of technique involves a series of smooth, gliding strokes across the body’s various muscle groups. Special attention is paid to areas where stress and tension linger in the body, such as the back, shoulders, and legs. In a relax massage, the emphasis is entirely on helping you to ease stress and tension, rather than working out any knots in the muscle tissue. As a result, many people fall asleep during this type of massage, because they reach such a state of deep relaxation.

Regular massage is recommended by many health experts, because it has so many positive benefits. A relax massage is capable of calming the nervous system, relaxing muscles, and promoting a higher sense of overall well-being. By stroking the body, blood circulation is improved, and blood pressure can be lowered because anxiety is alleviated. At the same time, massage has been shown to stimulate the body’s lymphatic system, which is responsible for boosting immunity and helping waste products leave the body. A good relax massage for adults should leave you feeling well-rested, healthy, energized, and with a feeling of tranquillity.

It’s important not to confuse relax massage for adults with therapeutic massage. Although therapeutic massage also involves directed stroking of the body and muscles, there is a completely different focus in this type of massage technique. The goal of a therapeutic massage is to alleviate pain or release the patient from health issues. Here at Relax Massage London our services are entirely dedicated to relaxation massage, rather than therapeutic, so we do not deal with muscle pain or other health issues of this nature.

Instead, our sensuous masseuses are experts in the art of making stress and tension literally melt away from your body. With their training in traditional relax massage they are able to help you achieve a state of total relaxation.

Tantra Yoga Meditation

Meditation is the art of mindfulness and awareness. This is an art that extends to all of our lives, adding richness and depth to all that we do, say, see, hear, touch or think.

Meditation can be still or during exercises, as demonstrated in Tantra videos. Meditation allows us to develop a higher awareness through the inner eye, or the third eye of intuition – our inner voice or the voice of god or nature, and the inner ear or the ear that can hear the sounds of silence.

Meditation allows our spirit to grow and develop into super awareness. This higher consciousness allows us to connect to our true self to find peace and accept “I am that”. Om tat sat.

Meditation is an inner journey and exploration to find our true karma… who we are and who we become.

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Tantra Massage Meditation is the art of joining two souls…

yoking the body, yoking the mind, yoking the spirit,

and finding the sublime connection. This is the inner joining of our true self (not the ego self). This is where bliss unfolds. We utilize our senses to help us find this bliss.

We can meditate with our eyes, gazing upon Shri Yantra
We can meditate with sound. We love to listen to music during meditation to help us on this journey.
We can use scent, including fine quality incense and aromatherapy, such as Ruh Booty to invoke our sensuality.
For taste, we delight in the partaking of tea with Edible Chocolates sweet to replenish the energy. Better yet, we

For touch, sensuous treasures from the sea invite your bliss within and without.
Sogyal Rinpoche’s said:
“We are so addicted to looking outside ourselves, that we have lost access to our inner being almost completely. We are terrified to look inward, because our culture has given us no idea of what to find. We may even think that if we meditate, we will be in danger of madness. This is one of the last and most resourceful ploys of the ego to prevent us from discovering our real nature. So, we make our lives so hectic that we eliminate the slightest risk of looking into ourselves…. In a world dedicated to distraction, silence and stillness terrify us.”

from “The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying”
In the tantric meditation,
we try to develop wisdom, learn to observe our own mind, decrease negative mind states and develop positive mind states. To develop wisdom and insight, we need a calm, clear and concentrated mind. To observe our own mind, we need to develop a kind of inner “spy” – a part of our attention that checks our state of mind. To decrease negative mind states we need to understand where they come from and transform them into positive energy with the wisdom developed from observing our own mind. To develop positive mind states, we need to focus away from selfishness and again develop wisdom by observing our own mind.
“Tantra meditation activates many powerful subtle energies in our body and mind and, if we do not have any mental training or discipline, this excess energy will take the path of least resistance through our negative emotions of attachment, jealousy, pride, egotism, and so on”
Lama Ganchen
His Holiness the Dalai Lama explains in ‘An Open Heart: Practicing Compassion in Everyday Life’:
“Though not physical, our states of mind also come about by causes and conditions, much the way things in the physical world do. It is therefore important to develop familiarity with the mechanics of causation. The substantial cause of our present state of mind is the previous moment of mind. Thus, each moment of consciousness serves as the substantial cause of our subsequent awareness. The stimuli experienced by us, visual forms we enjoy or memories we a react to, are the cooperative conditions that give our state of mind its character. As with matter, by controlling the conditions, we affect the product: our mind. Meditation should be a skillful method of doing just this, applying particular conditions to our minds in order to bring about the desired effect, a more virtuous mind.”

FAQ’s for Therapists

Here at Relaxing Massage London, we have experienced lots of questions when we just started running the business in London Bayswater area, and we’d like share our knowledge to others who love massage as well but have some doubts. We all have the same questions. Hopefully here you’ll find some answers.

Q I have a client with very, very tight hamstrings. She is a runner. I gave her some deep tissue massage few times but they are still tight. I have advised a lot of stretches, almost every day combined with heat therapy and rest (no running) I also advised her to use a tennis ball under the hamstring when sitting in order to relax the muscles. But they are still tight. What else can I do??

A Tight hamstrings often accompany a lordotic back. It may be that she is lordotic so they are trying to overcome this.
1) You could include stretches for the low back
2) Ask her to flatten her back whilst standing
3) Do pelvic tilts whilst standing.

To check whether the hamstrings are long and tight do a straight leg raise. Normal is 80°-90° . If she has this or greater then it suggests her hamstrings are long and tight.

Also, try MET to the opposing muscles, ie the quadriceps and hip flexors. Hamstrings must relax a little when quadriceps contract in this manner so that may help.

Q Can a prolapsed disc heal itself in 6 months?

A It usually heals itself but can take 6 months depending on the severity. In extreme cases they operate.

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Q What is CPD?
A Continuing Professional Development (or CPD for short) is defined by The Health Professions Council as: “a range of learning activities through which health professionals maintain and develop throughout their career to ensure that they retain their capacity to practice safely, effectively and legally within their evolving scope of practice”. Once having qualified as a physical therapist – whether in massage, reflexology, sports massage, aromatherapy etc, you need to be able to show that you are keeping up-to date with current practises and reflecting on your personal practice in a structured way. Most qualified therapists belong one association or another, such as the FHT, CThA, APNT or IFA (to name but a few) As a member of an association you are required to complete a certain number of CPD points per year, ranging from 10-50 points depending on the association and as a rule, one CPD point is awarded per hour of study Under the proposed Voluntary Self-Regulation Schemes you will not be allowed to register unless you have completed your annual CPD. You can gain your CPD in a number of ways and your association will be able to give you their set of criteria but as a guide CPD can be categorised into:
a) Work-based learning – eg. reflective practise, mentoring another therapist
b) Professional activity – eg. writing an article for publication, joining a committee group
c) Formal/educational – eg. one-day workshops or seminars/conferences
d) Self-directed activities – eg. reading articles, seeing exhibitions related to your practise

Up to 50% of CPD points can be gained through work-based learning and self-directed activities. Evidence of your learning must be documented in a portfolio. To give you more ideas take a look at Jane’s article “50 Ideas for CPD” on our Resources page or check out of very own Free CPD page But always check with your association for what they expect you to achieve during the year.


Q A client was presenting with pain in the muscle of both lower legs (they thought it could be peroneus longus) when walking fast. Pain was worse running either on treadmill, grass or pavement. This person has been told by another professional that the sheath surrounding the muscle is tight and therefore making the muscle tight.

A It sounds like either shin splints (usually at the front of the leg) or chronic compartment syndrome (not acute compartment syndrome). Unusual in peroneals (now called fibularis longus by the way!). Ideas:
1) Rest
2) Ice for pain
3) Lots of stretching. STR better than MET but tricky on fibularis, I know.
4) Stripping to all calf muscles and STR to calf muscles.
5) Check trainers are well cushioned
6) To keep training he could try:
– swimming (with float between legs) using lots of arm movements combining breast stroke and front crawl and back crawl, for example.
– using a rebounder (one of those small trampolines)
– rowing or cycling but stop if leg pain continues. Walking up hill on treadmill is great exercise too but stop if pain in legs persists.

Q My client has carpal tunnel syndrome, is there anything I can do?

A Rest from using forearms. Use STR to all of upper limb included with holistic massage in attempt to decrease tension in the carpal tunnel.

Q I saw a client with very swollen knees – she’s had right knee pain for some number of years and it’s been diagnosed as “wear and tear”. The Clarks Sign test was positive. The medial side of both knees are v. swollen.
I think this might respond to Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD). Am I right? If so, do you only do MLD and no other massage? Or, do you do MLD and then massage? Also her right knee looks very slightly thinner than the left. Is this significant?

A Yes. Oedema from osteoarthritis can be treated with MLD.
You can do MLD as well as other types of massage providing they are suitable. MLD is slow, you work distal to proximal ie ankle, to knee, to hip, effluraging towards the heart.
1) Strapping can help support the knee temporarily providing it is not too swollen. A compression bandage also helps.
2) Non weight-bearing exercise is good such as swimming, cycling, rowing, providing this does not cause discomfort to the patellofemoral joint.
3) It suggests she is weight bearing more on one side than the other, common when one knee is more painful than the other.


Q Is tendonitis the same as muscle-tendon overuse? or muscle-tendon rupture?
How do you assess tendonitis? How do treat tendonitis?

A No, tendonitis is an inflammation of the muscle tendon. To assess:
You need to palpate for heat, swelling and tenderness.
You need to load the joint – the result will be positive
You can treat with general massage to the affect area including STR to reduce
adhesions and stretches . Recommend that your client REST. For example, for Supraspinatus Tendinosus refrain from abducting the arm.

Q Can I advise a client to stretch before their running event?

A For pre-event work, no static stretches for 2 hours beforehand. You want the muscle to retain it’s ‘explosive’ quality, therefore dynamic stretching is generally given.

Q Can I perform STR after the event as they suffer from very tight hamstrings after they run?

A For post-event STR you can apply gentle STR as there may be microtrauma and the athlete will be full of natural painkillers so may not feel the pain of a possible bruise/torn muscle..

Q I know that Muscle Energy Technique (MET) and Soft Tissue Release (STR) both stretch a muscle, but can you clarify the difference between the techniques for me?

A MET stretches the entire muscle.
STR stretches part of the muscle. If you happen to do STR on a trigger spot it acts like trigger point work..

Q Am I correct in saying that lactic acid is a toxin and that massage removes these toxins?

A Correct, lactic acid is a toxin, but there is no evidence that massage helps remove toxins.

Hope the FAQs above could help you out.

Enjoy better massage, enjoy live.