Swedish Massage

A combination of light to medium pressure and specific movements for each area of the body. Concentration is placed on the major muscle groups in order to release tension and improve skin firmness and elasticity. The main purpose of Swedish massage is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscle. Swedish massage shortens recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the tissues of lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes. It increases circulation without increasing heart load. It 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 is suggested in a regular program for stress management. It also has many specific medical uses.

Benefits

  • Loosening tight muscles and stretching connective tissues
  • Relieving cramps and muscle spasms and decreasing muscle fatigue
  • Increasing muscle strength
  • Calming the nervous system
  • Stimulating blood circulation
  • Improving lymphatic drainage of metabolic wastes
  • Mental relaxation
  • Improvement in length and quality of sleep
  • Relief of stress, depression, anxiety and irritation
  • Improved sense of well-being