This is a soft tissue massage using firm, deep massaging techniques to relieve stress, tension, muscle knots and to ease muscle pain, encouraging and assisting the body’s own natural healing ability.
Swedish massage was developed in the 1700's by a Swedish doctor named Per Henrik Ling and its main purpose it to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles.
The term "Swedish Massage" refers to a variety of techniques specifically designed to relax muscles by applying pressure to them against deeper muscles and bones, and massaging in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart. Swedish massage flushes the tissues of lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes. It helps to drain the lymphatic system of harmful toxins, improving the body’s immune system. It increases circulation, and stretches the ligaments and tendons keeping them supple and pliable.
Swedish massage also stimulates the skin and nervous system and soothes the nerves themselves at the same time. It reduces stress, both emotional and physical, and receiving regular treatments is a highly effective form of stress management.
Using essential oils specially chosen to suit your needs, the treatment is a deeply relaxing experience.