Relaxation Massage Relax, revive, rejuvenate Relaxation massage uses smooth, gliding strokes to soothe you and help you relax. Your massage therapist’s main aim is to relax, revive and rejuvenate you at a massage depth that does not cause discomfort. This is the notable difference between relaxation massage and therapeutic massage. Here, the massage therapist moves at a slower pace and applies lighter pressure than in a therapeutic massage. Unlike a therapeutic massage, where deeper pressure is intended to help relieve chronic pain or other underlying ailments, a relaxation massage relieves stress and tension in the muscles. It helps promote a sense of overall well-being and improves circulation and range of movement.