Massage treatments are available at bbeauté in Maidenhead. These include Swedish and deep tissue massage, sports massage, aromatherapy massage and pregnancy massage. Whether you are looking for a relaxing massage to ease away stress or a sports treatment to help with an injury, our skilled massage therapist Melanie has over 15 years experience and will recommend one of the right massage treatments for you. Foot reflexology is also available.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is similar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension that may need more pressure than Swedish massage. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints).
Sports massage works deep in the muscles, realigning the muscle fibres and connective tissue, and flushing away the toxins. Regular sessions therefore help increase joint mobility and flexibility, and reduce the risk of injury during exercise. Ideal for those who partake in regular sporting activities and exercise.
This is one of the more relaxing massage treatments enhanced with essential oils (highly concentrated plant oils) added to the massage oil or lotion and thought to promote beneficial changes in the mind and body by affecting the limbic system (a region of the brain known to influence the nervous system). Essential oils are also believed to be absorbed through the skin.
Pregnancy massage is a wonderful complementary choice for prenatal care and a healthy way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness. It relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy i.e. backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and edema (or swelling). Please note this is only available after your first trimester.
Benefits of Massage
Massage treatments have many proven benefits and a regular massage will:
Boost your immune system
A study in 2010, massage therapy was shown to improve production of white blood skin cells which fight against disease.
Improve your wellbeing
A relaxing massage treatment can reduce stress anxiety and depression. It has been proven to reduce the level of the stress hormone cortisol. This improves your overall feeling of wellbeing and can reduce blood pressure. Massage therapy can also increase levels of the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine, very beneficial for people who suffer from depression.
Just 10 minutes of massage can help to reduce inflammation and help your body recover more quickly after exercise.
A 2011 study of lower back pain published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that Swedish massage or deep tissue massage can help alleviate chronic lower back pain. After receiving 1 massage a week for 10 weeks, 1 out of 3 patients were relieved of pain compared to 1 in 25 given ‘usual care’.
Improve your sleep
Even insomniacs may find it easier to get a good night’s rest after a massage treatment. Some people even fall asleep while they are being massaged! Many studies have addressed this phenomenon and accredit it to massage’s effect on delta waves, which are the brain waves associated with deep sleep.
bbeauté Gift Vouchers
Treat someone to one of our massage treatments with a bbeauté gift voucher.
Our vouchers are available for a range of values and for all salon and massage treatments. Simply call the salon, drop us an email or complete the online form to order your vouchers.
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bbeauté is a stylish, professional salon in Maidenhead offering a range of traditional and advanced beauty treatments. In our newly-refurbished salon, our highly trained therapists use only trusted products to give you a perfect experience every time. With plenty of free parking, we look forward to welcoming you very soon.