When most people think of massages, a Swedish massage is what comes to their mind. Swedish massages are the most common type of massages used today and they are a perfect fit for beginners and those who feel overly worked or stressed out.
The main goal of a Swedish massage is to relax the entire body and this is done by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. How it works is your therapist will lubricate your skin with massage oil and perform various massage strokes, including the basic techniques for a traditional Swedish massage: effleurage, petrissage, friction, tapotement and vibration/nerve strokes. These movements warm up the muscle tissue, releasing tension by gradually breaking up muscle “knots” or adhered tissues, called adhesions.
Swedish massages are the most popular type of massage because of the numerous benefits they provide. By getting a Swedish massage just one time it will help to calm your nervous system and promote a sense of relaxation. They will also help those who deal with muscle cramps and spasms. Furthermore, they help reduce anxiety and tension in the body, which helps relieve depression.
Beyond just relaxation, Swedish massages can increase the level of oxygen in the blood, improve blood circulation and decrease muscle toxins. In addition, they stimulate the lymphatic system, which carries the body’s waste products, which will allow you to process the good and bad a lot quicker. In order to get the most out of your Swedish massage, communication with your therapist is vital.
30 minutes: $55
60 minutes: $85
90 minutes: $114