Swedish Massage

When we think of massage most people think of the Swedish massage. This is a gentle form of massage that uses long strokes, kneading, deep circular movements, vibration, and tapping. It is a lighter massage and very helpful for relaxation and to be energized. The easy strokes of the Swedish massage can help with stress relief and even accessing deep meditative states.

Most people can benefit from Swedish massage. However, massage may not be appropriate if you have:

  • Bleeding disorders or take blood-thinning medication

  • Burns or healing wounds

  • Deep vein thrombosis

  • Infections

  • Broken bones (fractures)

  • Severe osteoporosis

  • A very low platelet count (severe thrombocytopenia)

Body Massage

Swedish Massage benefits can include:

  • Reducing stress and increasing relaxation

  • Reducing pain and muscle soreness and tension

  • Improving circulation, energy, and alertness

  • Lowering heart rate and blood pressure

  • Improving immune function

  • Anxiety and panic attacks

  • Stress reduction

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Headaches

  • Insomnia related to stress

  • Low back and neck pain

  • Myofascial pain syndrome

  • Nerve pain and Sciatica

  • Soft tissue strains or injuries

  • Sports injuries

  • Temporomandibular joint pain

  • Upper back and neck pain

  • Carpal Tunnel

  • Tennis or Golfers Elbow

  • Tendonitis