This style of massage is predominantly for those who prefer less pressure during their treatment, and are seeking a lighter, relaxation therapy.
Swedish massage is a set full body routine, and includes light pressure with long sweeping movements, tapotement, kneading, effleurage, wringing and gentle cupping to aid relaxation, and de-stress the mind and body.
This treatment covers the hands, feet, arms, front and back of legs, head, neck, back and shoulders, using a plain unscented mineral massage oil.
If you’ve not had massage before, this is a good entry level treatment to help you feel relaxed. There is no pain or discomfort, and you do not need to speak to your therapist during treatment, you can just chill out and drift off.
Benefits of Swedish Massage
Massage is generally considered an essential part of complementary and alternative medicine. It’s increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations.
Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for:
Reducing stress, pain and muscle tension.
Insomnia related to stress
Myofascial pain syndrome
Soft tissue strains or injuries
Beyond the benefits for specific conditions or diseases, some people enjoy massage because it often produces feelings of caring, wellness, comfort and connection.