Swedish Massage - 30 or 60 mins
Swedish massage is the most common form of massage and can be quite deep and like all therapies is very much client-led. The specific strokes and manipulations of Swedish Massage have definite therapeutic benefits. The aim of this type of massage is to speed the venous return of un-oxygenated blood and toxins from the extremities.
Swedish Massage shortens recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the tissues of lactic and uric acid and other metabolic wastes. It increases circulation without increasing heart load. It stretches the ligaments and tendons keeping them supple and pliable.
Swedish massage therapy is very effective at relieving anxiety and is often used to help alleviate the symptoms of stress and depression. It’s impossible to feel stressed during or immediately after a Swedish massage. The pressure applied during the massage relaxes tight muscles and relieves tension. The stimulation to the skin is deeply relaxing, and it is common to feel a deeper sense of connectedness with your body during a Swedish massage.
Swedish massage can help with numerous conditions including: anxiety/ depression/ stress, arthritis, digestive disorders including IBS(Irritable bowel syndrome), fatigue and low energy, frozen shoulder, headaches and migraines, insomnia, lower back pain, muscle tension and strains, postural imbalance, skin conditions and sciatica.