Swedish Massage is the best-known type of bodywork performed today. It is a therapeutic massage applied by the Therapist’s hands, forearms and elbows used to manipulate the superficial layers of the muscles to improve mental and physical health. Active or passive movement of the joints may also be used to assist with mobility. Massage is extremely beneficial for decreasing toxins in the muscles whilst easing tension and improving circulation. Other benefits of massage therapy may include:
Reducing emotional and physical stress
Helps to manage pain
Improves flexibility and range of motion
Lowers blood pressure
Boosts immune system
Your first treatment will take approximately 30 minutes longer as a full consultation will be taken before starting, and feedback and treatment plans will need to be discussed after your treatment. Your massage will always be tailored to your specific need therefore we will discuss the desired outcome of your treatment at every appointment.
For a full body massage you will be asked to undress to your underwear, for your privacy and comfort you will be covered with towels and encouraged to relax and close your eyes. A 60 minute full body massage session will include work on your back, abdomen, arms, legs, feet, hands, neck, and shoulders. To include work on your head and face you will be required to book a 90 minute treatment. You may find that other therapists will include the head and face within a 60 minute treatment however I invariably find that 60 minutes is not enough time to effectively work on the body and head as I like to thoroughly work problem areas.
Depending on your preferences, a massage session may involve the use of several techniques such as effleurage, petrissage, friction, vibration, and tapotement.
Unscented Grapeseed, Almond or Jojoba oils will be used to facilitate the massage movements.
Please be assured that you will not be touched on or near your genital area (male or female), or on areas that are contraindicated or anywhere you have requested not to be touched.
After your treatment you will feel quite relaxed and maybe even sleepy, so please allow yourself time
to fully be alert before driving.
After each session you will be given aftercare advice to get the best outcome from your treatment.