Swedish Massage


A bit of background

The Swede Per Henrik Ling used his knowledge in physiology to conceive a method combining massage and physical exercise. Treatment begins with effleurage, followed by kneading, friction, vibrations and percussion techniques.

The benefits

Swedish Massage stimulates the body’s circulation and so helps cleanse and nourish soft tissues by bringing more oxygen and nutrients to cells. It relaxes tense muscles and improves muscle tone. It stimulates the body’s system to greater efficiency. Great for relaxation, improving sleep patterns and the relief of muscular tension.

What to expect

You can expect a full consultation before your treatment and it is useful to mention any injuries or areas causing discomfort. It is good to know if you like firm or light pressure during your treatment. Your massage table will be set up and the therapist will leave the room to wash her hands, giving you time to undress and settle on the table between the prepared towels, lying on your stomach to start. The therapist will ensure you are suitably covered at all times, uncovering only the part of the body to be massaged. Massage oil is used to lubricate the skin and treatment starts with a hands-on pause to allow the therapist to make first contact. The massage begins with long, slow strokes (effleurage) to warm up muscle tissue prior to working on releasing any knots or areas of tension. A Swedish massage does not include the face or scalp, but if you’d like this to be incorporated, just ask.

Need more information?

If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact me by phone or email.