Swedish massage has a variety of techniques specifically formulated to relax muscles by applying pressure to the affected area against deeper muscles and bones Moving and stroking in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart.
The main purpose of Swedish massage is to increase the blood flow and oxygen and release toxins from the muscles. Swedish massage reduces recovery time from muscle strain by pushing and moving the tissue releasing lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes. It increases circulation without increasing heart load. It stretches the tendons and ligaments helping them stay supple and pliable.
Swedish massage also has the ability to stimulate the skin and nervous system and soothe the nerves themselves at the same time. It can reduce stress, both physical and emotional, and is suggested regularly in advice for stress management. Swedish massage also has many specific medical uses.
Swedish massage Techniques? Swedish massage techniques include: kneading, tapping, friction, long strokes, percussion, vibration, effleurage, and shaking motions. Swedish massage usually has a sequence of techniques like these:
- Effleurage: Gliding strokes with the palms, thumbs and/or fingertips
- Percussion: Brisk hacking or tapping
- Friction: Circular pressures with the palms of hands, thumbs and/or fingers
- Petrissage: Kneading movements with the hands, thumbs and/or fingers
- Vibration: Oscillatory movements that shake or vibrate the body
- Passive and active movements: Bending and stretching
On a whole Swedish massage is relaxing, invigorating and feels good. It affects the muscles, nerves, glands, and circulation, and promotes health and well being.
Your privacy is protected and you are draped for the entire massage. The massage therapist will leave the room while you undress and he will then knock before he comes back in. We will carefully adjust the temperature of the room to match your preferences and we have a variety of soft music to play (unless you prefer to have no music).
Generally, we suggest that your massage take place in almost complete silence because that allows people to relax at a much deeper level. However, if you would like to talk during the massage, we are happy to carry on a light conversation during the massage.
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