Listen to the soothing sounds of a gentle soundtrack as you blissfully lay beneath a soft sheet, cocooned in relaxing smells and dim light. You find your nerves unbundling and your troubles slipping away as seasoned hands massage your back and shoulders. If you've ever been to a spa to enjoy the relaxing benefits of massage, you are familiar with this pattern. If you haven't, this is your time to make a try then. Massage therapy, particularly Swedish massage, has very particular health benefits beyond the bliss you might encounter after a session of pampering at the comfort of your home or hotel room.
Swedish massage as the best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. It involves the use of hands, forearms or elbows to manipulate the superficial layers of the muscles to improve mental and physical health. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. But Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.
Swedish Massage for Pain Relief
Swedish massage is also used as an integral part of pain management protocols for sports injuries and chronic pain. Sessions can target specific areas of pain like a sprained ankle, or they can be used to help manage the chronic pain that comes with conditions like arthritis. By using strokes that improve circulation and increase body-wide relaxation, the massage therapist can help make many painful conditions more bearable.
Massage for Fatigue, Depression and Anxiety
One of the latest studies examines the correlation between Swedish massage and a reduction of stress on people living in a metropolis. Massage therapy can boost the immune system and decrease anxiety for people. There are many positive effects to be gained by therapeutic massage and we hope to prove that, among other biological advantages. Less depression, lowered anxiety, enhanced social function, better self-esteem, and improved body image. Massage decreases cortisol while increasing serotonin, which leaves you in a 'feeling good' bliss."
Benefits of Swedish Massage
Massage therapy can be helpful with a number of other physical challenges, such as reduction in scar tissue by physically manipulating the fibers of the tissue, allowing the scar tissue to be successfully reabsorbed into the skin. Additionally, it can aid with lymphatic drainage, where the long strokes of the therapist help move fluids successfully out of clogged areas. Interestingly, many patients and therapists swear by massage as a way to reduce constipation or digestive upset, since the increased circulatory benefits and relaxation of the abdominal and lower back muscles can help relieve symptoms.
loosening tight muscles and stretching connective tissues
relieving cramps and muscle spasms and decreasing muscle fatigue
loosening joints and improving range of motion
increasing muscle strength
calming the nervous system
stimulating blood circulation
firming up muscle and skin tone
relieving symptoms of chronic and acute pain syndromes, headache, and athletic injuries
Mental and emotional benefits
improvement in length and quality of sleep
relief of stress, depression, anxiety, and irritation
increased ability to concentrate
improved sense of well-being
What to expect when you book SWEDISH TOUCH
In Swedish massage, the person to be massaged lies on a massage table and is draped with a towel or sheet. It is a full-body massage treatment, except in areas that are contraindicated or where the client requests not to be touched. Depending on your preferences, a massage session may involve the use of several or all of the following basic techniques: effleurage, petrissage, friction, vibration, and tapotement.
Swedish massage performed with organic massage oils, cold pressed, unrefined, and free of additives. These oils contain such nutrients as vitamins and minerals in addition to fatty acids. In some cases, your therapist will also use muscle warming spray and/or special oriental rub gel to help your muscles to relax.