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Swedish massage

20 September, 2011

An invigorating style of massage encompassing a number of techniques designed to relax the muscles and ease tension.

It involves long, flowing strokes, often in the direction of the heart to increase circulation and blood flow, the results is an improvement in oxygen flow and the release of toxins from the muscular system

What conditions is it used for?

Massage can be used simply as a treat or to help with specific problems. It can help relieve acute, painful conditions such as frozen shoulder, repetitive strain injury and sciatica. Regular massage can also help to relieve stress and associated symptoms such as anxiety, depression, headaches and insomnia.

What to expect

Your practitioner will begin by taking a consultation and then proceed with the massage.  Generally this is a full body massage but it can be adapted to specific areas of the body where most attention is needed. Swedish massage encompasses a number of techniques designed to relax the muscles and increase circulation in order to improve oxygen flow and remove toxins from the muscular system, It can be quite invigorating.

 

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