What is Massage?

Massage in Albuquerque

Massage is very relaxing.  It can heal many ailments without medication or anything fancy.  The powerful healing of touch is something massage therapists have the honor of witnessing each day with massage.

Massage, which Ruth refers to as "Relaxation Massage" is the gentle rubbing, pressing & kneading of the skin, connective tissues and muscles with oil or lotion on the skin. This form of massage therapy, also referred to as "Swedish Massage" is very relaxing and stress relieving.  Relaxation Massage is the best massage style to try for someone who has not had a massage before. The pressure used in a Relaxation Massage is light to medium. This massage is also non-specific, meaning that attention is focused on relaxing the body as a whole without focusing on any problem areas.


At Athletic Touch, there are 3 different massage categories: General Massage, Therapeutic Massage and Deep Tissue Massage, all $95 per hour.  Ruth uses the modality that is needed for the current client, and often it is hard to guess which modality is best before the massage starts.  Aromatherapy is added with almost each massage treatment, unless the client does not like aromatherpy or is sentive to smells.  Ruth also uses ice, heat pads, hot rocks, hot towels and special oils or lotions with no extra charge.  Instead of charging for "extras" Ruth just utilizes the many tools she has on hand to make the best massage treatment for each individual client.

                                           Each are $95/hr:

                                           Relaxation Massage

                                           Therapeutic Massage

                                           Deep Massage


​Studies now show the many positive effects massage has on our health.  Here are a few of the proven outcomes of having a massage:


-lower heart rate

-less back pain

-pain relief of head aches

-quicker recovery after athletic activity

-less labor time needed for pregnant women

-better concentration

-better immune function

-quicker recovery from colds and flu

-reduced pain after surgery

Many other good things come from massage.  Visit the Benefits of Massage page for a complete list Ruth has gathered from many different sites with massage information.

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3 Categories of Massage

Massage in Albuquerque
Massage in Albuquerque
Massage in Albuquerque

Benefits of Massage

  • Improves local circulation
  • Decreases blood pressure
  • Relaxes muscles
  • Relieves insomnia
  • Promotes positive mood
  • Relieves anxiety and depression
  • Maintains flexibility
  • Reduces pain
  • Assists in eliminating wastes
  • Maintains healthy skin
  • Improves nutrient supply to body
  • Relieves stiff joints

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