Massage Therapy Atlanta – Buckhead
The Muscle Relaxers is a group of massage therapists providing relaxation through therapeutic massage therapy.
We are Georgia licensed professionals and are insured. We are here to help you achieve optimal health!
The Muscle Relaxers provide health and wellness solutions that promote healing and increase the body’s natural ability to resist disease.
We have a network of therapists that provide a variety of massage therapy techniques:
Thai Yoga Massage
Deep Tissue Massage
Hot Stone Massage
We are available for Corporate Events, Spa Parties, Health Fairs, and other social gatherings. We will provide all of the equipment and ambiance necessary.
We have a clinic location in Buckhead, Atlanta, GA and can also provide services on-site.
Check out our specials on our Facebook page.
Here at The Muscle Relaxers, we pride ourselves in listening to our clients, truly feeling what the body’s needs may be, and creating a custom massage in Atlanta using a wide variety of techniques to resolve symptoms and conditions. We are different in that we charge by the time spent on the body, not the style of massage. This is because our therapists use a large arsenal of tools to accomplish muscle tension release and because an effective massage will require more than one particular technique. Swedish massage- which uses effleurage and rhythmic tapotement percussion-might be used at first to warm up the muscles, followed by deep tissue, and then maybe neuromuscular therapy (NMT) and reflexology on the feet. The client does not have to worry about what massage style will be best for them. You can rest assured that our therapists will feel out what is the best modality (style of massage) needed for you and create a custom massage to meet your goals.
We use three platforms for Buckhead massage therapy: on a mat, on a massage table, or in a massage chair. Thai Yoga massage is done on the floor with a mat and traditional massage modalities (such as Swedish, Deep Tissue, NMT,etc.) are done on a massage table. Chair massage is used for on-site events, such as corporate massage at business offices, health fairs, bridal showers, and bachelorette parties etc. We can accommodate those with disabilities either in a massage chair or on their wheelchair. Elevator access and no stairs are required to get into the building.
Our main specialty is neuromuscular therapy (NMT) or trigger point therapy. The technique is based on documented trigger points that lie in the body that have been shown to cause specific patterns of pain. If you can reproduce the pain by pressing on a trigger point, you can help heal it. Sometimes the trigger point is located in an area different than where the pain is felt, thus “triggering” the sensation. If you feel something triggering during the massage, please let your therapist know. It is quite an odd sensation, but shouldn’t be painful. There are many trigger points in the body- most are inactive- so they will not trigger a sensation to another area. Most trigger points will feel good to have pressed and some will be tender. Please communicate if something is ever uncomfortable. Interestingly, many trigger points are located in the same points as acupuncture points.
We are proud to offer Thai Yoga Massage and can also do this style for couples in the same room. Thai Yoga Massage (also known as just Thai Massage) is performed on a thick mat laid on the floor. This unique form of massage originally hails from India, but made popular in Thailand by the Buddhist monks. The client is gently manipulated into various passive stretches, along with compression, and massage. Think of it as having all of the benefits of going to a yoga class, but without actually having to put in the effort. This is why they call it “the lazy man’s yoga.” The result is a relaxed, calm state of mind and obviously very relaxed muscles. Some people report feeling lighter and longer. It is hard to describe the feeling, but is something from which almost everyone can benefit (not recommended during pregnancy). It is especially great for athletes (who can always use more stretching) travelers, office workers, or anyone who feels their body is “stuck.” We have had training in both the states as well as in Chiang Mai, Thailand from PichetBoonethumme, one of the master teachers known worldwide. If you’d like to try Thai Massage in Atlanta, please make sure to specify that when making an appointment. Also, be sure to wear loose-fitting or stretchy workout clothes.
Deep tissue massage strokes are generally done on large muscle groups such as the hamstring and glutes. The therapist uses more pressure for this style, and it is effective in releasing tension to overworked and overused muscles. It is a stronger than the Swedish massage which is very relaxing, brings circulation to muscles and very light in pressure. Some “muscle stripping” might be done as well- this is pressure applied in a gliding motion (often using the forearm, elbow, or thumbs) along the length of the muscle cells. “Friction” is similar but the massage goes against the grain of the muscle to release tension and any muscle adhesions. In combination these techniques help release knots and rigid muscles which can block circulation, cause inflammation, and reduce the range of motion.
For those women who are expecting, we love offering Prenatal Massage- it’s like giving one massage for two people! Massage therapy during pregnancy can benefit the mother by reducing discomfort, encouraging circulation, lymph movement, and relaxing tension which can help with sleep, anxiety, and depression. It is a healthy way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness. Massage also relieves typical conditions experienced with pregnancy, such as stiff necks, leg cramps, swelling, headaches and back aches. Unlike traditional massages, Prenatal Massage is more gentle and we use pillows to cradle you. Comfort is of utmost importance and we will do whatever necessary to make sure you have a comfortable and enjoyable experience. The owner, Ofelia Sierra, is also a doula so make sure to ask about doula services if you are interested.
Massage Therapy has been around since the ancient Egyptians, over 4,000 years ago. Massage developed alongside athletics in ancient Greece and China, so it is no surprise that it is used among athletes today. As you can see, there are many different modalities of massage in modern times. The end goal is to physically relax the muscles, but finding calmness and quieting the mind are also achievable. Other benefits include increasing serotonin, as sleeping better, lymphatic drainage (or lymphatic stimulation) pain relief, increased circulation, and stress relief.
Whatever type of massage you should get, our therapists’ goal is to accommodate you to achieve maximum results and get what some have said is “the best massage in Atlanta.” Need more pressure? Would you like heat therapy? Aromatherapy during your massage at no extra charge? Don’t be afraid to let us know. Communication is key in a good relationship with your massage therapist. We have a good sense of what it takes to please you, but please speak up so we can get to know you and your body.
All of our Atlanta massage therapists are certified, licensed, and insured. Combined, we have over 37 years of massage experience. With this experience, deep understanding of human anatomy, and knowledge of many massage techniques, we have something for everyone. Whether you need a relaxing 60 minute massage after a stressful work week or a Thai Yoga massage for increased flexibility and range of motion, we’ve got you covered. Please feel free to book an appointment right here on the website. You can also call us at the phone number listed at the top of this page. If you have questions, you can also send us an email on our contact page.