What is Swedish Massage?
For thousands of years, the laying on of hands (or massage) has been used for healing and comforting. Swedish Massage is the most commonly used and perhaps the best known. If it’s your first visit to a complementary therapist, Swedish Massage is the perfect place to start.
Swedish Massage uses firm but gentle pressure from the thumbs, fingers, hands, forearm and elbows to manipulate your body’s soft tissue areas and muscles. This technique promotes relaxation, eases muscle tension and produces an overall feeling of well-being. It also encourages suppleness of the muscles, improves circulation and helps reduce stress.
Swedish Massage is a relaxing and effective therapy, which offers respite by treating the mind and body as a whole.
What can Swedish Massage be used for?
Swedish Massage can help relieve the symptoms associated with:
- stress and anxiety
- muscular stiffness and aches and pains
- stiff joints
- respiratory problems
- digestive disorders
- skin disorders
What are the benefits of Swedish Massage?
Some see Swedish Massage as a pampering experience, but the benefits go far deeper than that.
The gentle kneading techniques help create a sense of calm and balance, while the applied pressure techniques give your lymph system a workout, helping dispel the body’s toxins.
Who is Swedish Massage good for?
As Swedish Massage treats the mind and body as a whole it can help stimulate feelings of serenity and release muscle tension during periods of stress. It’s ideal for adults of all ages and also suitable for pregnant women.