Swedish Massage Therapy is the most well-known and widely practiced type of therapeutic massage, and for good reason. This type of massage focuses on muscle relaxation, targeting superficial muscles (rather than the connective tissues targeted in deep-tissue massage) and increasing blood circulation.
Massage works to relax tight and stressed muscles and fascia throughout the body. Whether you need to: unwind, de-stress, are desk-bound, feeling tight, or an athlete in need of some post work-out relaxation, we have a massage for you. Targeting areas of muscular tension, knots, bands of tightness and stressed areas.
The Mind-Body Connection
Unobstructed blood flow and lymphatic system drainage are a key to maintaining the body’s defences against illness. Focused on overall wellbeing, Swedish massage is a more physical approach to easing bodily pain and relieving physical and mental stress and tension. If you seek ultimate bliss and relaxation, Swedish massage is the answer, thanks to its ability to relax both the body and the mind. A connection between your mind is essential for maintaining better physical health.
Benefits of Swedish Massage
From mild to moderate and deeper strokes, this kind of specialised massage therapy gives you healing touches on different parts of the body for maximal pain relief and relaxation. The therapy focuses on tissues and muscles to release tension while targeting pain, stress, and stiffness:
- Reduction in muscle spasm, pain and tension
- Reduction of swelling caused by an accumulation of fluid in the tissues
- Release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers
- Improved blood circulation and lymphatic drainage to remove toxins from the body
- Improved mobility & flexibility, and improved immune system
- Improved oxygen supply throughout the body
- Rehabilitation for muscle injuries
- Relaxation and therefore reduction in stress and anxiety
- Balancing the overall flow of natural life energy through the body
- Boost immune functioning
- Inducing a feeling of well-being through the comfort of human touch
We offer the following Massages:
- Full Body Massage
- Back, Shoulder & Neck Massage
- Aromatherapy Massage
Aromatherapy is Swedish Massage Therapy using massage oils that contain highly concentrated essential plant oils. During an aromatherapy massage, you inhale these essential oil molecules or absorb them through your skin.
Aromatherapy is the art and science of using 100% pure plant essences for healing body, mind and spirit. It is the treatment of ailments (therapy) with aromas. The essential oils used are chosen for their revitalising, relaxing, and uplifting properties. The oils are all derived from natural aromatic plant sources, including herbs, spices, flowers, resins and woods. Many have a connection with herbal medicine and have healing, soothing, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and anti-depressant qualities. We also offer aromatherapy facials, using special oils chosen for their rejuvenating and restorative properties, such as patchouli and frankincense.
The treatments aim to bring about an improved state of physical and emotional health, restoring balance, harmony and vitality. It is a natural, holistic therapy that has great benefits in treating stress-related conditions, such as insomnia, depression and anxiety. The treatments can assist in strengthening a person’s immune system by treating the root cause of many modern day ailments, namely stress. Overall it is a deeply relaxing therapy that will leave you feeling refreshed.
The treatment usually involves a full body massage as this allows the beneficial properties of the essential oils to have their greatest effect and also assists in re-balancing the body’s muscular system. The massage will be tailored to you as an individual, using a variety of techniques to bring about the greatest relief and relaxation. Your aromatherapist will choose the oils that are most suited to you as an individual. The oils we use are of the highest quality, from reliable and sustainable sources.