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Ripple Russian Massage Package – Deeply relaxing, rare style of massage unique to Ripple. Wonderful as it includes deep tissue work and realigns your body. Very popular with our regular guests.

Ripple Russian Massage Package

Deeply relaxing, rare style of massage unique to Ripple. Wonderful as it includes deep tissue work and realigns your body. Very popular with our regular guests more...

1.5 hr - $150 ($135 members)
2 hr - $195 ($180 members)
3 hr - $295 ($280 members)
4 hr - $395 ($380 members)

4 hour Ultimate massage package

3 hour Russian deep tissue massage package

2 hour Russian deep tissue package

1½ hour Russian deep tissue package

Russian Massage Spa Packages

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Deep tissue Massage

Where we found it

A beautiful and deeply relaxing style it is fantastic for letting go of stress and tension.

It is based on techniques that have been used extensively in Russia for over 100 years, and has a philosophy that through massage the body can learn to heal, relax and repair itself.

Often used instead of medication, massage is a significant part of the mainstream health care system in Russia. When going to a doctor, you will often be prescribed a series of massages as part of your treatment.

Similarly, hospitals employ many Russian massage therapists and incorporate this style into their recovery programs.

Russian massage uses some unique techniques such as cresting friction (where the top half of the fingers are used to massage along the back) and also involves the rocking and movement of the body to release stress.

A big reason why this style of massage is so effective for reducing stress is that it encourages surrendering the body to the massage.

Some people find it difficult to let go of control and allow their bodies to relax (massage therapists are the worst.) and Russian massage incorporates techniques where the body will automatically relax and unwind.

It is a very slow, beautiful peaceful style of massage that is perfect for those wishing to escape the stresses of modern living. Perfect for professionals wanting to quickly unwind, Mums and Dads who need a little time out or those on holidays wanting to easily relax.

Deep tissue techniques

Russian massage is based on techniques that have been used extensively in Russia for over 100 years, and is based on the philosophy that through massage the body can learn to heal, relax and repair itself.

Russian massage uses many unusual techniques, but they do use similar terms to Swedish massage. So for example they use the terms friction and tapotement, but the techniques they use are very different to those used in other styles of massage.

The Russian massage style of tapotement is less intrusive than the Swedish style, covers a larger surface area and is used to increase blood flow to the muscles. Russian massage also uses some friction techniques, both that are very deep tissue styles of massage. The “sawing” technique is an intense style of massage that adds a lot of heat to the muscles and is helpful for chronic muscular problems.

The cresting technique is also unique to this style of massage and again is a friction technique. Often used in sports massage, this technique again provides lots of heat to the muscles.

Raking is also a common technique and is used along the erector spinae muscles and also the intercostal muscles, allowing for deep tissue manipulation of these muscles.

However there are also some more gentle, relaxation styles of massage in the Russian style including the rocking of the body. During this style of massage, the client’s body is moved and rocked a lot, with the therapist using the client’s body to massage.

So when massaging the muscles in the calf, the therapist will pick up the leg and rock it back and forth, using the weight of the muscle to massage the attachment points. This allows for a less intrusive style of massage and allows the massage therapist to work with the body, not against it.

Russian massage is also known as being very easy on the therapist’s body and therefore helps extend the therapists working life. It does not use thumbs at all and a big part of the massage is protection of the therapist’s body. Russian therapists believe that sometimes giving 50% energy to a client will have a better effect than giving 100%.

All of the techniques including friction and cresting use the weight of the therapist’s body to provide the massage, rather than stressing the therapist’s thumbs and hands.

This style of massage has developed in Russia over the last century and is used extensively in hospitals, with patients often being prescribed a series of massages during their stay. Similarly, doctors in Russia regularly use massage therapy in their treatment of patients. Russian massage has only been used in the West rarely and is not commonly available.

Ripple massage is the one mobile massage therapy business in Australia that offers Russian massage to its clients. Operating in Queensland, NSW and Victoria, clients are able to access this unique and rare style of massage that not only allows for deep relaxation but is deeply therapeutic. For more details on Ripple call 0438 567 906 or visit www.ripplemassage.com.au

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