Swedish massages are full body massages that are done with medium pressure throughout the body to help you achieve full and complete relaxation. Most Swedish massages aren’t done to tackle chronic pain or muscle injuries but are instead done to stimulate blood flow and oxygen to the rest of the muscle system. Without them, the muscles can become tight and stiff, making it difficult to move freely or perform as well as you’d like to.
The pressure used for Swedish massages can be adjusted to your liking. Clients often times come to us wanting less or more pressure on certain points of their body, such as their necks, shoulders, and back, but less pressure on their arms or feet. The pressure level is left up to you to decide during the appointment can be tailored based on your specific needs. The pressure used is done at an even pace all over the body and can be seen as the traditional massage pressure and method.
Some of the techniques included in Swedish massages are circular motions where pressure is applied using the fist or palms of the hands, as well as kneading with the knuckles, light tapping, and pulling or stretching the muscle. If a movement or technique is uncomfortable or you'd prefer for us not to use it, you can tell us beforehand and we'll be sure to avoid certain motions. Otherwise, we alternate based on where we're massaging and rotate between movements to give your muscles the adequate stimulation they need. Some muscles are better stimulated using circular compression, while others might prefer kneading and tapping for overall relaxation.
Relaxation is the ultimate end goal for Swedish massages. Swedish massages are somewhat generic in terms of how they've performed since they don't place too much focus on particular pressure points or muscle groups, but they are intended to bring you complete and total relaxation. Our Swedish massages and pre post natal massages are done with thorough care so that you are completely relaxed for the duration of your massage. If you’d like to relax to some music or dim lights, we can also set the room for your ultimate relaxation. We believe that ambiance is important and want to set the scene for you to be completely relaxed from start to finish.
One of the best parts about our Swedish massages is that we use a variety of essential oils on both your skin and around the room to help further relax you. There are several scents that have been proven to help relax the body, including lavender, peppermint, sage, and much more. With these essential oils, we actively massage them into your body and give your skin a softness that makes it easier for us to massage. Our essential oils are non-toxic and non-irritant, making them suitable for all skin types. If you have a preference for an oil that you’d like to choose from, just let us know and we’ll see how we can accommodate.