Swedish Massage is simply known as “classical massage” which uses five main techniques: stroking and gliding, kneading, rubbing, hacking and vibration.
Massage involves working the soft tissue of the body using these techniques. Massage is used for a variety of reasons. It can help sometimes to simply relax and unwind, to ease day to day stress, muscular tension and promote relaxation. It can also be used to support other therapies, to assist the rehabilitation of muscular injuries. It helps to treat backache, stiff muscles, stiff neck and shoulders. Massage contributes a great deal towards aiding a recovery as it increases the delivery of blood and oxygen to the treated areas. As your therapist, I will adapt the pressure and the techniques used, to suit your individual needs and preferences.
What to Expect
During the first treatment session, we will complete a full consultation, asking question about your health and lifestyle to ensure the treatment is right for you. Most full body massage takes approximately 60 minutes (for a longer session 90 minutes), covering back, neck, shoulders, arms, legs and finish off with face massage. There are also options of a massage session which concentrates on back, neck and shoulders for 30 to 40 minutes.
The treatment takes place on a massage table. You will be asked to go down to your undergarment for full body massage and wrap a towel around you and lie on the massage table. During the massage, towels are carefully placed to ensure your modesty and keep you warm and comfortable throughout the treatment. I use various massage oils such as almond, rapeseed or blends of these with some essential oils such as lavender. A relaxing music is played during the massage to help you unwind, however if preferred not to, just let me know.
After the treatment, you will hopefully be very relaxed and even sleepy so give yourself plenty of time to unwind.
The treatment releases toxins in your body, so make sure you drink plenty of water to flush them out.
Massage should not be used in place of conventional medical care. Always consult your GP for advice.
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