What Is Swedish Massage Therapy?
Swedish Massage Therapy is usually what comes to mind when most people think about massage. As the best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of Swedish massage techniques is to relax the entire body. But, Swedish massage goes beyond relaxation. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension. This is the perfect option if you’re looking for a relaxing yet highly beneficial massage.
Benefits of Swedish Massage Therapy:
- Reduction in muscle spasm, pain and tension
- Release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers
- Relaxation and reduction in anxiety
- Improved blood circulation
- Improved lymphatic drainage
- Improved Mobility
- Reduction of swelling caused by an accumulation of fluid in the tissues
Swedish Massage Tips!
Having a massage is a treat, so indulge as much as you can. Arrive on time so you have enough time to relax and absorb the surroundings. Its not a good idea to eat a heavy meal or drink alcohol in the hours beforehand.
Your therapist will also need to conduct a client consultation with you before the treatment starts. Always tell your therapist about any medical conditions you have or have had as they will need to take this into account to choose the right stones and techniques for your body. For similar reasons, always tell your therapist if you are, or think you might be, pregnant.
Don’t be afraid to tell your therapist if you need to move or readjust, you’ll enjoy the treatment far more if you’re comfortable. Also, try to book your treatment on a day where you wont have to rush out somewhere afterwards. You’ll feel so relaxed afterwards that jumping straight into a car and battling traffic won’t be what you’ll want!
Swedish Massage Contraindications
Swedish Massage is not suitable for everyone. If you have any conditions please be sure to contact the salon before booking your treatment to ensure massage is suitable and safe for you. In some, but not all cases, it may be advised that you get your doctors permission for your therapist before going ahead with a treatment.