Wind down and allow your body and mind to relax and rejuvenate. Long flowing strokes enhances the nerve receptors to relax. Endorphins are released allowing stress and anxiety to take second place allowing the body to rest and rejuvenate and feeling of content.
A therapeutic massage does not have to be light; most people like a firm but not hard pressure allowing oxygenated nutritional blood to flow through the muscles. Stretching the muscle and facia while massaging ensures healthy functional muscles removing any metabolic waste and debris from the body.