Stress & anxiety treatment

Most of us experience stress and anxiety at times. While this may be occasional for some, others are in a continual state of feeling stressed and/or anxious. There are a wide range of mental and physical symptoms that may be experienced, it affects everyone differently. If you are often stressed/anxious, having massage is usually helpful in a number of ways, as it promotes both physical and mental relaxation.

The anxiety massage treatment focuses on activating the parasympathetic nervous system to take the body out of stress mode and on releasing “feel good” hormones and neurotransmitters (read more about this here).

The Relax & Unwind massage


This 45 minute back and shoulder treatment is a combination  of hot stone massage with a “relax and unwind” aromatherapy oil blend and relaxing spa music.

Hot stones

The feelings of comfort and warmth that the stones give can help to promote physical and mental relaxation. They enhance the effect massage has on activation of the parasympathetic nervous system and release of “feel good” hormones. The warmth also improves blood supply to muscles which helps them to relax.

Relax and unwind aromatherapy blend

The essential oils in the aromatherapy blend are bergamot, lavender and lemon grass. These 3 oils have chemical properties that have a relaxing, calming and stabilising effect. They will relieve symptoms of stress and anxiety, as well as improving mood.

Relaxing music

Music helps with relaxation by lowering your heart rate and cortisol levels, promoting the release of “feel good” hormones and helping you to switch off and allow your mind and body to relax.

Cost and booking

The Relax and Unwind massage costs £30. To book, fill out the enquiry form below or use the contact details below the form.

Phone: 07835 346476


Facebook: bodybenefitsessex

Instagram: bodybenefits_essex

Body Benefits location:
1 Albra Mead