What is Swedish massage good for?
The various Swedish massage techniques are designed to improve your circulation, soothe your muscles and make
you feel more relaxed.
Swedish massage uses softer strokes on the bonier and more delicate parts of the body, and stronger strokes where
there is thicker muscle coverage. This adjustment of pressure makes it an ideal massage for relaxation.
What results can you expect?
Calming benefits, good for:
- easing muscular strain by flushing out toxins
- improving circulation by increasing oxygen flow in the blood
- helping to keep ligaments and tendons supple
- reducing emotional and physical stress.
How many sessions?
For pain: Overly contracted muscles often cause chronic pain, from migraine to sciatica, and more. In general,
weekly sessions are recommended, but much depends on how you feel. If your pain starts to return within a few
days, it’s time for another massage. If you are still pain free a week later, maybe you can spread your sessions out.
Most people find that they need more frequent sessions to start, slowly decreasing frequency as their muscles
elongate and relax. Some therapists will also suggest stretches you can do at home to maintain muscle balance
longer between sessions.
Relax: If you’re just looking to enhance your health or want occasional respite from everyday stress and strain,
scheduling a massage once or twice a month will probably suffice.
For those who work in a high-stress environment or have daily activities that risk causing repetitive-motion injuries
or postural issues, weekly sessions might be best. Keep in mind that the effects of regular massage are cumulative,
and spacing them too far apart might leave you back at square one every time.
How does it work?
Massage causes physiological changes in your body through:
- The relaxation response, which is an involuntary, yet predictable response of the nervous system to
massage techniques and touch
-Mechanical responses, which are physical effects that occur in the body when pressure is applied to the soft tissues
Together, these responses can produce physical and emotional benefits.
Does it hurt?
Massage treatment is non-invasive, relaxing and natural. It is therefore generally considered a safe treatment for
No recovery time is required.
- Extremely sensitive skin or sunburn
- Skin conditions/infections
- Heart problems
- Varicose Veins
- Cardio-vascular conditions
- High blood pressure
- Inflammation, including arthritis
- Any condition already being treated by a medical practitioner
- Chemotherapy/ Radiotherapy
- Allergies (if yes state what allergies)