Our expert Tampa massage therapists provide some of the best relaxation massage in Tampa & St. Petersburg! The most common type of massage is a relaxation massage. It involves soft, kneading strokes, as well as light, tapping strokes, on topmost layers of muscles. This is also combined with movement of the joints. Your therapist will place less emphasis on working out serious adhesions or knots in your muscle tissue and will likely move at a slower pace, using lighter pressure. Our relaxation massage can be not only relaxing but also energizing. It may even provide some relief after an injury.
The four common strokes of relaxation massage are:
- Effleurage: a smooth, gliding stroke used to relax soft tissue
- Petrissage: the squeezing, rolling, or kneading that follows effleurage
- Friction: deep, circular movements that cause layers of tissue to rub against each other, helping to increase blood flow and break down scar tissue
- Tapotement: a short, alternating tap done with cupped hands, fingers, or the edge of the hand
While not targeting a specific condition, our relaxation massage in Tampa still has substantial health benefits. It can calm your nervous system, give you a sense of well-being, improve your circulation, and stimulate your lymphatic system, providing more efficient carrying away of waste.
Our Tampa office is conveniently located on the corner of Cypress and MacDill near I-275, Kennedy Boulevard, and the Crosstown Expressway.
To experience a relaxation massage for yourself, give Hermann Wellness a call today at 813-902-9559.
Massage establishment registration number with the state of Florida: MM 26752