What is Swedish Massage?
Swedish massage is a classic massage treatment that represents the western standard for massage. The treatment involves working the soft tissue of the body to reduce stress and muscular tension and improve circulation. The five main techniques used in Swedish massage are stroking and gliding; kneading; rubbing; tapping or pounding; vibration.
What are the Benefits?
The various Swedish massage techniques are designed to improve your circulation, soothe your muscles and make you feel more relaxed.
Swedish massage uses softer strokes on the bonier and more delicate parts of the body, and stronger strokes where there is thicker muscle coverage. This adjustment of pressure makes it an ideal massage for relaxation.
In addition to the calming benefits, Swedish massage is also good for:
• easing muscular strain by flushing out toxins
• improving circulation by increasing oxygen flow in the blood
• helping to keep ligaments and tendons supple
• reducing emotional and physical stress.
• Lowers blood pressure
• Improves posture
I have a degree in complementary therapies and 10 years experience as a massage therapist. I have trained in advanced massage techniques, sports massage, myofascial release and pregnancy massage. This extensive study has giving me the skills required to built a therapeutic and individualised treatment depending on your physical and psychological needs. If you require a massage to destress then I will used light meditative strokes to promote relaxation. If you have a an injury or muscle strain & stiffness that you would like help with then I can use advanced massage techniques in order to help alleviate any discomfort.
What to Expect
Before your first treatment, I will go through an initial consultation form with you in order to establish any contraindications and expected outcomes of treatment. Your treatments may need to be adapted depending on this information.
Your massage will last around 30 to 90 minutes depending on whether you have a back massage or full body massage. After the initial consultation I will give you time to undress privately and lie down on the massage table, where you may cover yourself with fresh towels that I provide. You will never be completely exposed at any point; I will uncover one part at a time depending on the area I am massaging. If you have any concerns then please do not hesitate to speak to me throughout the treatment.
I like to play relaxing massage therapy music during my massage treatments, as it can help you to relax and unwind. However, please let me know if you would prefer not to have this. My aim is for you to be comfortable, relaxed and content in order to get the most out of your treatment.
After your massage you should feel relaxed and may feel sleepy, so it is important to give yourself plenty of time to unwind. Make the most of having every muscle in your body gently stretched and smoothed out.
If you would like further information on any of the treatments I provide or would like to book an appointment please call or text Clare on 07707984397.
Treatment & Prices
Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage
30 minutes £25
Foot & Leg Massage
30 minutes - £25
Full Body Massage that includes Back, Neck, Shoulders, Legs, Feet, Hands and Arms
1 hour - £40
The Ultimate Massage - Full Body Massage that Includes all of Above Including Head and Face
90 minutes - £55