Relaxation Massage

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What is a Relaxation Massage?

Unlike other forms of therapeutic massage that focus on alleviating pain and correcting injury, relaxation massages are about soothing, resting and putting the body and mind at ease. While corrective massage therapies often focus on an area that is experiencing discomfort, a relaxation massage will generally see the massage therapist paying attention to the entire body.

This type of massage can be customised to suit your specific wants, targeting different areas of the body like the back, legs, arms and neck. It may not be a massage suited to working out adhesions or other tension within the body, but a relaxation massage does have its own set of health benefits. By stimulating blood flow, easing the body after exercise and encouraging well being, relaxation massage fits into the holistic approach to pain relief and health that we have here at Velca.

How Does a Relaxation Massage Work?

Specifically designed to help your body relax, the massage therapist will employ a slower pace with lighter pressure compared to other types of corrective massage; gentle and smooth strokes are used to calm the body.

While not usually used to heal injuries and more serious adhesions in the body, relaxation massages have been shown to help to reduce joint stiffness and improve circulation throughout the body, leaving you feeling restored and rejuvenated. Regular massages over the course of two months can also help alleviate pain caused by built up tension in the joints, back and neck.

Other forms of massage work deeper into the muscle and tissue, sometimes causing pain or discomfort but, by employing gentle to medium pressure, the massage therapist ensures they won’t be testing any of your limits in terms of comfort during a relaxation massage.

When Do I Need a Relaxation Massage?

If you’re looking to relax and treat yourself, give your body something new or you suffer from minor pains and muscle strain, relaxation massage might be just what you’re looking for.

Regular relaxation massages, alongside exercise and chiropractic as part of our holistic approach to health at Velca, can help by improving circulation and the body’s nervous system. It can also help you to enjoy freedom from small pain and built up tension.

Ease discomfort and improve your active life with regular relaxation massage. Talk to us at Velca Health Centre in Howick about how this type of massage can ease your pain as part of our unique Velca Method.

Correct – Relax – Strengthen - Maintain

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At Velca, we approach pain with a multi-step method that aims to correct, relax, strengthen and maintain the body – supporting good health and providing permanent solutions rather than temporary fixes. Through a mix of our services, you’ll find that the Velca Method is by far the most effective to ease suffering and inspire healthy living.

Chiropractic – Through chiropractic care, we aim to correct spinal dysfunction, bad posture and habits that lead to pain. The chiropractic services we offer are the first step to identifying problems, alleviating suffering and breaking free from pain.

Massage Therapy – Helping you to relax, loosen the muscles and find relief, massage therapy is our second step that improves circulation and works pain out of the body. Relaxing is a key part of eliminating pain while it paves the way to improve your overall health and well being.

Physiotherapy - Aims to restore function and independence in people who have a condition caused by physical, neurological or cardio-respiratory disorders. Through a combination of massage, exercise and mobilisation, physiotherapy can improve mobility, functional ability, and overall quality of life.

Personal strength and fitness training – Fortifying the body through personal fitness and better health, our fitness programs are tailored to you to help strengthen the body and prevent pain from returning. We want to enable you to break free from pain to live a healthier, more enjoyable life.

Visit the Velca Health Centre in Howick for a holistic approach to your well being. We don’t just offer chiropractic services, we work to better your life in every aspect by improving your health and preventing pain from returning. Break free from pain – call us today to find relief through chiropractic care, massage therapy, physiotherapy, personal training, and a positive focus on fitness and health.


If you are unsure about which of our services is best suited to help you get better, please ask us about our complimentary no charge check ups.