Swedish Relaxation Massage
Good For People Looking For: Relaxation technique or often used as the basic techniques of therapeutic or deep tissue massage for any type of relief for muscle or joint discomfort.
Characteristics of this technique include a combination of five techniques:
- Effleurage (long flowing gentle glides over the skin)
- Petrissage (deep kneading)
- Tapotement (rhythmical tapping)
- Friction (of the skin and deeper fibres) and
- Vibration or shaking of the body
Therapists will adjust the pressure of the strokes based on the client’s individual needs, preferences and the condition of the muscle fibers.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Will it Feel Like?
Applied pressure to affected areas – should be soothing, gliding strokes of varying depths after applying a small amount of oil or lotion.
Will It Hurt?
It shouldn’t. Your therapist will work with you to achieve the perfect comfort level.
How Does It Work?
Swedish massage increases circulation which improves tissue health, reduces tension and releases hormones and neurotransmissions to reduce pain and the effects of pain.
Where on the Body will the work be done?
The whole body.
How many treatments will I need?
It varies based on your ailments and goals. Once a month is recommended for regular maintenance.
How long of a session should I book?
Anywhere from 30 to 120 minutes depending on the reason you are seeking treatment.