Overview

What is Classic massage?

Based on traditional, popular massage techniques, this is an ideal first treatment for people who are looking for a healthy and indulgent pick-me-up. Using long strokes and deep circular movements, your therapist will help you unwind and de-stress, while boosting your immune system.
Massage has come to be associated with a broad range of health benefits, from improved pain management to enhanced circulation, and even treatment of conditions like arthritis. Even if you don’t have specific concerns, some studies prove massage can positively influence your general health from the very first session.

Who would benefit from Classic massage?

Anyone from athletes to office workers will feel the benefits of this treatment, which releases muscular tension and decreases inflammation.

People who may choose to select this treatment:

  • New to massage.
  • Primarily focused on relaxation, but prefer something more energising than a relaxing massage.
  • Prefer lighter pressure.
  • Want to feel calm and composed.

People who should not choose Classic:

  • Looking for deep pressure. Try a deep tissue massage instead.
  • Those with general massage contraindications, including active cancer, acute infection, cellulitis, thrombosis and acute allergies.
  • Pregnant women. Try a pregnancy massage instead.

Classic massage potential benefits

  1. Warms and stretches superficial tissue.
  2. Increases blood flow throughout the body.
  3. Promotes a sense of wellness and relaxation.
  4. Decreases cortisol levels in the body, reducing stress.

Treatment

During your Classic treatment

Before your massage you will remove your clothes (except for underwear), and lie on the table covered by a towel. Your therapist will use oils to apply various massage strokes, which will gently warm your muscle tissues and gradually break down any knots.

Classic techniques

This classic massage relieves muscle tension and increases blood circulation around the body. Your therapist will use massage oils or creams to soften the muscles through long, slow strokes and gentle-but-firm pulling and pressing. This treatment is extremely relaxing, and you shouldn’t expect to feel uncomfortable at any time.

What is the difference between an Classic and other types of massage?

An Urban Classic massage is typically gentler than other types of massage therapy. It is a good general introduction to massage, as it uses lighter pressure strokes.

After your Classic massage

Should you feel any aches after your treatment, take a warm bath and be sure to drink plenty
of water. If you’ve been experiencing a lot of stress you may feel more emotional, so it’s important to make time to rest.

FAQ

Does Classic massage hurt?

This type of massage shouldn’t be painful. If you do experience discomfort at any time, talk to your therapist and let them know. They will be able to adjust their technique until you’re happy.

Even though an Urban Classic massage typically uses a gentle touch, if your therapist decides to apply a few deeper techniques or work on any particularly tense spots you may feel a bit sore the next day.

What type of therapists specialise in Classic massage?

Therapists who have experience in classic, medical and health massages. They may also offer an energising or relaxing massage.This page describes the most common techniques for a specific type of massage. Your therapist will tailor your treatment to your individual needs based on their expert knowledge and experience.

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