What does a back and shoulder massage involve?
Here at Oasis Altrincham, you can have a full back and shoulder massage for just £30. This treatment is shorter than a full body massage, and usually lasts for about half an hour to forty minutes. Your therapist will apply varied pressure to the different sections of your back and shoulders, but will listen to your requests for increased or decreased pressure to ensure that you're completely relaxed and comfortable.
You will not need to be completely unclothed for this massage and will typically lie on your front in a comfortable position, with a robe or towel covering your lower half, whilst the therapist works on your back and shoulders. Oils or dreams will be used during the massage, which will help the therapist to properly achieve the strokes and techniques necessary, whilst hydrating your skin.
The motions used by your therapist may vary, including short, circular strokes with pressure, kneading, fanning techniques using the thumbs, twists, muscle lifting and percussive strokes. The combination of different pressures and movements will knead out any knotting in the muscles and ease out tension from the soft tissues.
Benefits of a back and shoulder massage
People find that back and shoulder massages are ideal for easing stress and muscle tension that builds up in these areas of the body, something that particularly affects those who work in office and desk-based roles, sitting at a computer. Due to the relatively short session time, many of these people also enjoy massages during a lunch hour or short work break. However, the massage can also benefit people with sports injuries or tightening of muscles that can come with getting older.
Special nourishing creams and oils may also be used during the massage, which help to keep the skin supple and free from dryness as they are worked into the deeper layers of the skin by the therapists techniques. What's more, the massage can improve circulation to the skin in the back and shoulders, which can help to boost the body's detoxification process and promote the natural repair of dry or damaged skin.
After your treatment
Oasis recommend that you maintain a relatively clear calendar for the day ahead, after your massage. This will enable you to fully benefit from the procedure, maintaining low levels of stress and allowing your body to benefit from the oils and creams that have been moisturised into your skin. You might also want to avoid any formal arrangements or meetings for the remainder of the day, as the oils that have been massaged into your skin might result in your hair becoming greasy more easily for a short period of time.
We would also recommend booking follow-up appointments, as we're sure that you won't want to let go of the elated feeling that you can gain from a good professional massage. Regular back and shoulder massages can really help you to manage the stresses of everyday life.
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