What is a Swedish Massage?
The primary goal of Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by massaging the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. However, Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation.
- Useful for relaxation of the entire body
- Whole body treatment which improves soft tissue health
- Helps raise oxygen levels in the blood and improve circulation
- Treatments can range from light and gentle to heavier pressures
Swedish massage involves the use of oils on the skin with various massage strokes which relieve tension and warm up muscle tissue. This gradual process helps to relieve adhesions among other muscular tension. You will start by laying on your front with you spine in a neutral position. This massage will generally start with your back and will move onto the backs of your legs before turning you on your back. The massage finishes with the front of each leg, both arms and then your neck and shoulders. You may ask your therapists to focus on particular areas depending on your needs.
It is not recommended that you undertake this therapy while of ill health.
Please allow up to 60 minutes for this type of visit.
Still Unsure About a Visit to a Cambridge Massage Therapist?
If you live in or around Cambridge and have muscle stiffness, pain or would like to release stress and tension, massage is a very safe and effective solution. If you have a specific painful problem sports massage is a great place to start. If you are simply looking for relaxation, why not try one of our other types of massage therapy.
If you are unsure whether massage is right for you, then you should consider booking either a first visit or a FREE telephone call with our principal chiropractor, who can help you decide your next step.