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Swedish Massage

Pure relaxation for body and mind. Pampering by gently stimulating all the body’s systems. Leaving your skin exfoliated, nourished and rehydrated. This massage is ideal for those with poor circulation in need of flushing toxins and those sensitive to pressure. The session lasts for more than 1 hour.


What is Swedish Massage?

In the west, Swedish Massage is also known as a Holistic Massage. Swedish Massage is a general gentle rhythmic whole body massage that brings relaxation to the body and mind with long gliding strokes, kneading, friction and percussion techniques on more superficial layers of the muscles. Oils are used to facilitate minimizing friction between the therapists hands and recipient.

What are the benefits of a Swedish Massage?

Specific ways Swedish Massage can help your body heal itself are:

  • stimulates your nervous system, with gentle effleurage massage technique to help you relax, be pampered, promote healthy sleep (insomnia) and psychological management (anxiety and depression).
  • stimulates your muscular system, by gently breaking down adhesive muscle tissue and reducing muscle tension.
  • stimulates your circulatory system, by aiding blood flow to remove carbon dioxide and waste, and replenish oxygen and nutrients.
  • stimulates your lymphatic system, by aiding lymph flow to flush metabolic wastes such as lactic acid and uric acid. The elimination of metabolic wastes shortens recovery time after intense exercise.
  • stimulates your skin, with gentle effleurage movements to gently exfoliates the upper epidermis of the skin.
  • stimulates your respiratory system, with aiding blood flow and percussion massage technique for nasal or chest congestion.

Like other types of massage, Swedish Massage is most beneficial when undertaken on a regular basis.

What should I expect from a Swedish Massage?

Swedish massage is a gentle rhythmic massage designed to relax muscle tissue and facilitate psychological healing. It is lighter in touch than other forms of massage which includes long flowing strokes, kneading, and friction techniques on more superficial layers of the body. It can loosen stiff joints, reduce muscle tension, and help clear nasal or chest congestion.

Oils are used to facilitate minimizing friction between the therapist’s hands and recipient. The massage lasts about 60 minutes.

Swedish Massage can be combined with Deep Tissue Massage techniques to increase pressure on sore areas.

What are the after effects of Swedish Massage?

After the Swedish Massage, you will feel extremely relaxed and be light-headed. It is recommended to avoid any strenuous activities, so take a hot bath, drink plenty of water to help with releasing the toxins and sleep.