The most common type of massage is Swedish Massage.
The main purpose of Swedish massage is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood. It also aids in the release of toxins: harmful deposits of lactic acid and uric acid.
It is known to help with reducing joint pain and stiffness, osteoarthritis symptoms and improves blood circulation as well as reducing muscle tension. Swedish massage can also aid in stretching tight ligaments and tendons increasing mobility. This technique can help to relieve stress and promote relaxation.
There are five main techniques used during a Swedish Massage:
Effleurage: a circular stroking movement made with the palm of the hands, thumbs and/or fingertips
Petrissage: kneading movements with the hands, thumbs and/or fingers
Friction: applied pressure with the palms of hands, thumbs and/or fingers
Vibration: repetitive movements that shake or vibrate the body
Percussion (tapotement): strong, rapid striking to the body sends vibrations into the deep tissue
Swedish Massage appointments are available in 30, 60 and 90 minute increments. We also offer a Swedish Massage including cupping at 105 minutes. Individual and package pricing available upon request.