Swedish Massage

What is a Swedish Massage?
Swedish massage is a perfect therapy for first time clients. It is a classic massage that uses a variety of techniques specifically designed to relax and soothe aching muscles and relieve tension, creating a deeply relaxing and invigorating experience.

Swedish massage uses softer strokes on the bonier and more delicate areas and stronger strokes where there is thicker muscular coverage. This sensitivity to pressure makes the treatment ideal for those clients seeking pure relaxation as well as combating muscular ‘knots’ and soreness.

 
How will you benefit from a Swedish Massage?

The different types of touch, pressure and flowing movements applied to the skin and underlying tissues significantly enhances your physical and emotional wellbeing for many days afterwards.

Physical Benefits

  • Reduces muscle tension, fatigue, soreness and joint restriction
  • Reduces tight muscles, stiffness and spasms
  • Help combat localised pain and tissue dysfunction
  • Reduces excess tissue fluid
  • Reduces high blood pressure
  • Helps reduce insomnia and promotes sleep
  • Improves the immune system and resistance to infection
  • Improves skin colour, suppleness and elasticity leading to younger looking skin
  • Helps with digestion and symptoms of constipation, IBS, colic and wind
  • Improves circulation
  • Improves depth of breathing

Psychological Benefits

  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Promote deep levels of relaxation
  • Alleviate depression, insomnia and ease emotional trauma
  • Enhance feelings of vigour, energy, happiness and self-esteem
  • Stimulate physical activity
  • Increase awareness of posture.

Why is body brushing a beneficial way to start your massage?

Five minutes of body brushing before a massage is an invigorating and useful way to assist the massage process by encouraging the movement of fluid and boosting blood flow. It involves sweeping movements towards the heart with a natural bristle brush and is performed on most areas of the front and back of a client.

Body brushing:

  • Tightens the skin and reduces cellulite
  • Helps digestion
  • Stimulates circulation
  • Cleans the lymphatic system
  • Removes dead skin, causing skin to look and feel smoother and more even
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Improves energy exchange between cells

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