Relaxation/Swedish Massage

As the best known type of body work performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the whole body. Although this type of massage uses firm but gentle pressure along with soothing techniques to promote relaxation there are many health benefits to a Swedish massage and it is effective in relieving the signs of stress, anxiety and depression, it also reduces muscle tension, improves blood circulation, soothes the nervous system, relieves aches & pains & increases mobility all of which brings about a sense of total relaxation. And because of this it has long been suggested as an ideal partner in stress management programs. A swedish massage incorporates long gliding strokes called effleurage, along with other classic Swedish massage strokes including kneading, friction, stretching and sometimes tapping, all of these techniques help to stretch the muscles, ligaments and tendons thereby keeping them supple.