Swedish / Circulatory / Relaxation Massage
The most popular style of massage – used to relax and revitalize muscles by stimulating circulation of body fluids. Long gliding strokes, deep kneading, cross fiber strokes and joint movements are used with lotion, cream or oil (scented or unscented) to create a luxurious experience. This is usually combined with the other massage techniques especially Deep Tissue massage.
Therapy Once considered a luxury, massage therapy is now a viable form of alternative healthcare. Massage is a systematic manipulation of the body’s soft tissues: muscles, tendons, ligaments, and connective tissue (fascia). When carried out by a highly trained professional, massage releases chronic tension and pain in muscles, improves circulation throughout the body, increases flexibility, lubricates joints, and reduces mental and physical fatigue. Physicians, Chiropractors and Physical Therapists routinely recommend massage as a cost-effective form of therapy and pain relief which can help rejuvenate the body, mind and spirit. Therapeutic massage assists the body in rehabilitating itself from disease or injury – restoring itself to a natural state of well-being.
Although stress is a normal and sometimes productive part of everyday life, prolonged stress causes tension that can affect your physical condition and result in pain. Tension creates muscle tightness. Muscular contraction decreases circulation and metabolic wastes accumulate. The result is pain. Massage promotes relaxation and elimination of toxic waste build-up. A body free of tension and toxins is a body free of pain.
Relieve Chronic Pain and Rehabilitate Injuries
Massage therapy can be a highly effective treatment in relieving pain, numbness, and lack of mobility associated with many common work-related injuries including: carpal tunnel syndrome and various back, neck, and shoulder problems.