Swedish massage is what most people mean when they use the general term massage. It is one of the most relaxing types of massage to receive and is often used for a full-body session although your massage therapist can focus on specific problem areas. The general techniques are gliding, kneading, tapping, and vibrating or shaking; used on different muscles in the body depending on the desired result. It promotes general relaxation, improves circulation and range of motion, and relieves muscle tension.
To enhance the relaxing nature of the experience your session can include aromatherapy. Aromatherapy is the practice of using essential oils from herbs or flowers for their curative properties. Inhalation can be the most direct method of delivery for the healing components in oils. Through the nasal cavity, the chemical messengers have direct access to the brain and can go straight to work on the systems that moderate the body and affect your mood. When essential oils are applied to the skin, their healing components are absorbed into the body. From there they disperse to the specific organs and systems on which they work. Whether inhaled or applied topically, essential oils can help bring about fundamental changes in physical, mental and emotional wellbeing by triggering, and strengthening, our bodies’ own natural responses.
Not sure what type of Swedish massage to receive? Contact us at Eye Street Massage Therapy for a free consultation and we will help you find the perfect therapy for your needs.