Swedish Massage is the most commonly offered and best-known types of massage. It is deeply relaxing and can be a great place to start if you have never had a massage before. In a society of high tech lifestyles and multiple demands, massage is increasingly becoming a way to support overall wellness and is no longer considered a luxury. Our therapists understand that pain is often just a symptom of an underlying cause and excel at giving your body the attention it needs whether you have a chronic pain condition or are a weekend warrior.
What to Expect
The massage therapist uses firm but gentle pressure to promote relaxation, improve circulation and ease muscle tension. Massage oil is used to facilitate smooth gliding strokes called effleurage. Other techniques used in Swedish massage are kneading, friction sometimes tapping.
Feel free to state your preference regarding pressure. It can range from firm to light. Swedish massage usually includes some deeper work on areas of specific muscle tension. If you want more intensive work with deeper pressure you should ask for a deep tissue massage.
Benefits of Massage Therapy
Swedish Massage is a type of therapy with numerous benefits that are varied from person to person and can have a far reaching impact. Benefits include but are not limited to:
- relieves chronic muscle tension, through deep relaxation.
- decreases headaches, pain and improves range of motion
- improves circulation and flexibility
- improves immune function
- fosters a sense of well-being through renewed energy and a cleared mind
- reduces mental and physical stress and fosters a sense of peace and stillness
- helps reduce symptoms from fibromyalgia, depression, anxiety, insomnia
Today massage therapy is used in the management of many chronic health conditions including low back, muscle and joint pain, headache, arthritis, auto immune disease, fibromyalgia, depression, anxiety and insomnia. By improving range of motion, flexibility, circulation, and immune function, therapeutic massage helps prevent injury and illness. You can move through life with more ease and grace. Other therapeutic benefits of massage reduce stress by providing your body's musculoskeletal and nervous systems the experience of the relaxation response, reminding them how good it feels to really relax.