Swedish Massage

Healing through touch is a natural human instinct and massage therapies such as Swedish massage formalise this natural healing instinct to want to heal ourselves and others. In the West, Swedish massage is probably the most widely practiced form of touch therapy using strokes such as effleurage (stroking), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (striking), frictions (rubbing) and vibration.

Benefits Of massage include:-

Psychological

  • Relaxes of invigorates the mind and body
  • Helps relieve symptoms of stress (restores the body to a state of “rest” and “repose”
  • Helps relieve depression
  • Stimulates release of endorphins (feel good hormones)

Physiological

  • Warms tissues
  • Increases lymphatic flow thus aiding removal of waste products and toxins
  • Lactic acid is removed from muscle tissue
  • Relaxes tense and contracted muscles
  • Stimulates or soothes nerve ending depending on the massage movement being used
  • Reduces pain and fatigue
  • Reduces blood pressure and pulse rate
  • Boosts circulation (as it bring fresh nutrients and oxygen to the cells)
  • Superficial and deeper layers of the skin are stimulated – cellular function is increased

Swedish massage treatments can be adapted to suit the client. The full treatment massages the back, back and front of legs, arms, chest and shoulders and face.   It should take approx. 1 hr for a full treatment to be completed however you can also have the following treatments:

  • Full Body Massage
  • Back, Shoulders and Neck
  • Shoulders, Neck, Face and Scalp
  • Leg and Thai Foot Massage
  • Arm and Thai Hand Massage