Swedish Massage involves elongated flowing massage strokes that help improve circulation, reduce pain and ease joint stiffness. This massage should leave you feeling relaxed and at peace with the world.
The Practitioner uses long strokes, kneading techniques, deep circular movements, vibration and tapping techniques to focus on and relieve myofascial trigger points, also known as ‘muscle knots’. Swedish Massage can be relaxing or therapeutic, both types of massages are available at East Sussex Massage.
Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Sports Massage, Relaxation Massage and Massage for Pregnant Ladies are all based on the extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology and can enhance the quality of life, both mentally and physically. Recent studies have shown massage helps to improve health, for example, showing high blood pressure can be reduced by massage. The latest research has also shown that changes can take place in the structure and chemistry of muscles that have been massaged.
What to expect
On the first visit, a case history will be taken. The client will be asked about their symptoms, medical history and desired outcome of the treatment. This enables our massage therapists to tailor each session to the client’s individual needs and enables a suitable treatment plan to be devised.
Typically, the patient lies on the massage table, in either loose-fitting clothing or undressed (covered with a towel, except for the area being massaged). The practitioner uses oil, lotion, massage wax or talcum powder to reduce friction on the skin. All products used are organic, of the highest quality available and most are of edible quality.
Types of Swedish Massage available
We can design your massage to suit your individual needs, however below is a list of the most commonly booked massages.
All massage’s listed below relate to Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Swedish, Relaxation Massages and Sports Massage;
- 1 hour 30 minutes full body massage
- 1 hour 30 minutes full body relaxation massage
- 1 hour part body massage (you decide areas you would like treated)
- 30 minute back and shoulder massage
- 30 minute hand and foot massage
Benefits of Swedish Massage
- Reducing stress and anxiety
- Encourage relaxation
- Recovery from injury or illness
- Relax muscles: tight neck, stiff shoulders, back pain
- Treat RSI’s
- Improve flexibility
- Help pain management
- Revitalizing /Energizing
- Create a feeling of well-being
- Nourishes the skin
- Assists the removal of cellulite
If massage therapy is performed by a trained therapist and appropriate precautions are followed, massage has minimal risks, but it is important to drink sufficient water after the treatment.