Relaxation style of massage offers genetic techniques. The goal, or intention of relaxation massage is to reduce stress, promote overall wellness, relax muscles, diminish pain and move body fluids (such as blood) to nourish cells and help remove waste products. It is a gentle Swedish massage that uses smooth, gliding strokes to help you relax. The massage therapist will move at a slower pace and use lighter pressure. In a relaxation massage, there is less emphasis on working out chronic underlying muscle tension -- the adhesions or "knots" and muscle restrictions in the muscle tissue. That's because deep tissue work can be uncomfortable, and during a relaxation massage you just want to drift away and feel good. In a relaxation massage, the therapist won't push your limits in order to get the muscle to release. You might even fall asleep! It's a good choice for someone who is getting a massage for the first time, or someone who just wants to bring their stress level down. Relaxation massage is also good for someone who gets massage as a special treat once a year. It's not realistic to expect that you can get rid of all your knots in one massage. But to drift into a deeply relaxed state in fifty minutes -- that's doable.