Swedish Massage is a term used for what most people will associate with traditional or classic massage. Swedish Massage and its techniques form the foundation for all other types of massage. Using long flowing massage strokes, kneading and clapping techniques, this type of massage is fantastic for pain management, relaxation and postural alteration. Swedish Massage does not involve techniques that penetrate as deep into the tissue as Sports Massage therefore tends not to be as uncomfortable.
Most of our clients who use this service are looking for stress busting, relaxation sessions that help combat the detrimental effects of modern working practices. If you suffer from stiff necks, tight and painful shoulders or poor mobility in your lower back then we can help you with this service.
Swedish Massage is used at the beginning of Sports Massage sessions to warm-up the muscles for the deeper techniques. We pride ourselves on individualising every session to our client and should you wish to try complimenting your Swedish Massage with Sports Massage techniques, we can do that.
Massage involves working the soft tissue of the body, to ease day-to-day stresses and muscular tension, and promote relaxation. It helps to increase delivery of blood and oxygen to the treated areas and can also be used in support of other therapies to assist in the rehabilitation of muscular injuries.
There are many different types of massage. Some of these massage styles such as Indian head massage and remedial/sports massage - concentrate on specific areas of the body, or problem areas. Others techniques might use different massage ‘tools’ to enhance the treatment, for example, heated stones, Lava shells, bamboo and acupressure tools. With all massage treatments, we will adapt the pressure and techniques used to suit the client’s individual needs and preferences.
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What to Expect
Before treatment, your therapist will provide a full consultation, asking you various questions about your health and lifestyle, to ensure treatment is right for you. Most full body massage treatments take approximately an hour, though a ‘back, neck and shoulder’ massage may take between 30 to 40 minutes.
Treatments usually take place on a massage table or coach, though some may require you to sit in a chair or lay down on a futon-type mat on the floor. If the treatment involves the therapist directly massaging your skin, a nourishing oil or cream-based product will generally be used to provide a free-flowing massage, and towels carefully placed to ensure your modesty and keep you warm and comfortable throughout the treatment.
Whatever type of massage you are having, your therapist will advise you of what to expect before the treatment begins.
Benefits of Massage
Besides the calming benefits, Swedish massage is good for:
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