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A back and shoulder massage is a form of bodywork that focuses on the muscles, joints and bones of the back, neck and shoulder regions which is a problem spot for most people. The massage therapist uses his or her finger pressure along with the hands and elbows to manipulate the soft tissue of the muscles and joints in these areas. It is usually accompanied by light or medium pressure, which can be increased or decreased depending on the client's sensitivity tolerance. The back and shoulder massage may also incorporate the use of herbal cream or herbal hot compress ball to achieve better results.

The Benefits of Back And Shoulder Massage

A back and shoulder massage is most often performed while the client is lying face-down on a massage table, although some therapists may use chairs or other forms of therapy furniture. The massage therapist's hands are the key tools in this type of massage. The therapist typically begins by rubbing the back in broad, circular motions to loosen up any stiff or vulnerable areas before moving on to more specific movements. The therapist may also apply pressure to certain points along the spine to help ease pain and stress.

This treatment offers a wide range of benefits to both the body and the mind.

  • Improved Blood Circulation

  • Relax Body Muscles

  • Reduce Stress and Anxiety

  • Relieves Back Pain

  • Increases Mobility in the Joints

  • Eases Strain and Tension

  • Improve Mental Health

  • Improve Posture


As an added bonus, many people find that it helps them sleep more soundly at night.

Back and Shoulder Massage

When to get a Back and Should Massage

  • You have lower back pain

  • Your job requires you to sit for most of the day

  • You have a lot of tension in your shoulders and neck area

  • You need a bit of help unwinding after a long day


If any of the above describes you, you need a back and shoulder massage every week or so. A good massage therapist will have the necessary skills to help you relax and lessen pain.

It is rare for a person to have a back and shoulder massage only once in a while. Most people find this type of massage quite relaxing. Once you experience the benefits of a back and shoulder massage, it will be difficult to resist getting another one when you feel that your body needs it.

At Rest and Relax, our back and shoulder massage is performed by qualified massage therapists. If you feel like you have been neglecting your back and shoulder area for a long time now, you should definitely take advantage of the many benefits that a back and shoulders massage can give.

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