Why Are Our Swedish Massages So Popular?
Swedish Massage is Sweden’s gift to the entire world. This type of massage therapy was conceptualized in Sweden (and in Germany to an extent) and it is now the most popular form of massage in the Western world. It was first introduced in the USA in 1858. If it is your first time at the spa or if you don’t know what type to massage to choose; opt for a Swedish massage. You can never really go wrong with it!
Swedish massage is the mother of all other massages. Many massage techniques such as sports, deep tissue and aromatherapy are actually based on the Swedish technique. Swedish massage therapy is based on scientific aspects such as anatomy and physiology, as opposed to eastern techniques with focus on energy meridians and chakras and spirituality.
How Long Should A Swedish Massage Last?
A typical Swedish massage lasts between 50 minutes to an hour. However, if you opt for a 75 to 90 minute massage, the therapist will have more time to work on and loosen the tissues.
How is a Swedish massage performed?It is usually slow and the pressure is light. It consists of long, rhythmic strokes in the direction that blood flows TOWARDS the heart. However, sometimes, the massage can be moderately fast and vigorous – depending upon the preference of the client, the personal style of the therapist and the objective that the therapist is trying to achieve. Some Swedish massage techniques involve circular movements, tapping, kneading, bending and stretching. The best thing about a Swedish massage is that it can be customized according to your likes and needs. When you book a massage a with us, we encourage you to communicate with the therapist so that he/she is able to deliver a highly gratifying experienced that is specifically tailored for you. If you can bear moderate amounts of pressure and want a massage that’ll help alleviate chronic muscle pain, we suggest that you opt for a deep tissue massage.
What exactly happens during a Swedish Massage?
The therapist gently applies oil onto the skin and performs specific strokes that help to warm up and loosen muscle tissues. This helps in releasing tension and promotes relaxation. You are encouraged to talk to the therapist regarding your problem areas and existing medical conditions if any (pregnancy, fracture, pain in specific part of body etc). If you work long hours in front of a computer or at a desk, it is highly likely that you have tension in your neck and shoulder area. Generally, men have the most tension in their lower backs and women, in their upper back and shoulders.
What Are The Scientifically Proven Benefits Of A Swedish Massage?
- A Swedish massage helps to alleviate stress.
- Is highly beneficial for lowering high blood pressure.
- Promotes emotional well-being by regulating hormones. Triggers release of happy hormones (endorphins) and lowers level of stress hormones such as cortisol.
- Improves blood circulation and reduces pain and inflammation in muscles and joints.
- Is suitable for pregnant women with minor adjustments.
- Flushes out toxins from the muscles.
- Increases the amount of white blood cells. These are essential for fighting off infections and diseases.
Whether you are a seasoned spa veteran or first timer, our Swedish massage will take you into a surreal world of relaxation and ecstasy.
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