Understanding what a Swedish massage is

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When booking a Swedish massage your masseur will use deep circular movements, long strokes, and kneading. By using these techniques, the nerve endings will be stimulated, the blood flow and lymph drainage will be stimulated, and you will feel relaxed.

With a Swedish massage the whole body will be massaged. You will start face down and halfway through the appointment be asked to turn onto your back.

If there are specific areas of the body for example tight glutes from the gym that need more work, then speak with your therapist. If you prefer your massage to firmer with deeper pressure than lighter touch, please let your therapist know.

To make it easier for your therapist to work on all your muscles in the full body massage your therapist will ask you to undress prior to the booking, you may wish to keep your underwear on. A towel will be provided to lay across your middles and moved as the therapist moves about your body.

An oil will be used by the therapist to allow their hands to move smoothly and freely over the body. If you have a favourite aromatherapy smell you like, please let your therapist know prior to the appointment to allow this to be mixed.

A Swedish massage is the most offered massage out there. The aim of this massage is to relax the body by releasing any muscles tension you may have.

With a Swedish massage any tight muscles in the lower back or shoulders will be loosened.