a.k.a. Swedish Massage, Traditional Massage, Holistic Massage or Full-Body Massage
What Is It?
- Relaxation (Swedish) Massage is the most commonly requested type of massage at Spas today.
- The primary aim is to relax the entire body. This is done using 5 basic strokes:
- Effleurage or Long Strokes (sliding and gliding)
- Petrissage (kneading and rolling)
- Tapotement (rhythmic tapping)
- Friction (cross fibre or with the fibre)
- Vibration (rocking and shaking)
What To Expect?
- We will begin by discussing any injuries or ailments you may be suffering from, what area(s) you would like massaged and the pressure you prefer.
- You will be treated on a Massage Table, with plenty of blankets and towels to cover you.
- Organic Virgin Coconut Oil will be applied to your skin.
- Your massage can last 30, 45, 60 or 90 minutes. You can combine this general massage with other treatments too.
- You will be given time at the end to rebalance.
- Whole body relaxation.
- The strokes of the massage relax individual muscles.
- The overall experience relieves mental stress.
- Increases blood flow, which further quickens the removal of bodily waste.
- Integral part of pain management for acute injuries and/or chronic pain.
- Can help reduce fatigue, depression and anxiety. How?
- Improves blood circulation, leading to lower blood pressure and improved body functions, the massage techniques facilitate blood flow through congested areas, releasing pressure and allowing new blood to flow through targeted areas.
- Improves functioning of the Lymphatic System. How?
- Boosts the immune system by reducing the amount of cortisol; also known as the stress hormone, released in the body. Why?
- Promotes rejuvenation, and a feeling of well-being. Why does massage make us happy?
- Increases flexibility and durability of muscles.
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