Swedish Massage is the original therapeutic massage involving several different movements (effleurage, petrissage, kneading, tapotement and frictions). The basic goal of massage therapy is to help the body heal itself and to increase health and well-being. Benefits are for both the mind and body giving the receiver an immense feeling of satisfaction and relaxation.
Benefits of Swedish Massage Therapy:
- Relaxes the mind and body
- Promotes sleep and calmness
- Relieves muscular tension and stiffness in joints
- Relieves muscle fatigue
- Increases blood circulation
- Improves the digestive system
- Can help with symptoms of stress
- Detoxification (elimination of waste products from the body such as lactic acid and toxins)
- Skin condition is improved by the removal of dead skin cells, giving the skin a healthy glow
- Sebaceous glands that produce 'Sebum', the skins natural moisturiser, is enhanced.
The massage starts with long gliding strokes (effleurage), enhancing relaxation and creating warmth to the muscles. Deeper massage movements (petrissage) are used for muscular tensions and adhesions (muscle knotting) promoting deep relaxation in tissues and muscles. Pressure is adjusted to suit each individual client. A full body massage with lymphatic drainage techniques is excellent in removing toxins from the body, giving a feeling of total relaxation.
Swedish Massage is also beneficial to Athletes or people who participate in endurance sports or vigorous exercise, and suffer from:
- Muscle fatigue. (An accumulation of harmful waste products such as Lactic Acid and Carbon Dioxide)
- Muscle stiffness and pain
- Cramp within the muscle
Massage and stretching of the affected muscles can give relief and help towards maintaining the elasticity of the muscle fibres.
Swedish massage does not necessary have to be a full body treatment, areas of concerns can be discussed in the full free consultation which takes places before treatment commences. The treatment usually lasts for approximately 60 minutes.
If you would like to discuss or have any further questions about Massage therapies then feel free to contact me either by telephone or email.