A firm invigorating massage, ideal for back pain and muscle tension.
The word Massage is thought to have derived from the Arabic for “press softly” or the Greek for “knead”.
There are records that show for over 5,000 years China used a form of massage with therapeutic effects.
Swedish Massage uses three main hand actions:
- Effleurage – stroking
- Petrissage – kneading, wringing
- Tapotement – hacking, beating, pounding
These manipulations stimulate the cardiovascular system bringing fresh blood and nutrients to tired muscles.
The lymphatic system is also invigorated,flushing away toxins.
The nervous system is energised,releasing endorphins thus generating an immediate sense of wellbeing.
A full body massage includes work on the neck, shoulders, arms, abdomen, legs and back.
The treatment is easily adapted to give additional attention to specific problem areas or to avoid overly sensitive areas.
Benefits may include:
- Improved muscle tone
- Improves circulation
- Relieves tension
- Calms the nervous system
- Improves digestion & elimination
- Reduces stress & anxiety