Everything You Need To Know About A Swedish Massage
By Zoe Greenwood, November 17 2019
Getting a massage is often thought of as a “holiday activity’; something that we only treat ourselves to when we feel we’ve deserved it, but why? I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t exactly say no to one right about now. Relieving stress, reducing anxiety and soothing joint pain are just a few benefits to getting regular massages and, to be honest, I think I’ve been too quick to dismiss massages in my regular routine.
We all run busy lives and, sometimes, that can cause us to feel burnt-out or restless. Learning how to look after yourself should be your top priority; whether that’s watching TV, getting your nails done, or indulging in an at-home massage…Swedish massages, in particular, are the perfect choice for those who are new to the world of massages as they’re great for relaxation and super easy to fit into your routine.
So, what should you expect with our Swedish Massage:
Oils and lotions will be used to hydrate and soften your skin during your massage. As such, your session may begin with your Salonette asking a few questions about your skin type and regular routine to identify the best products for you. If you have any allergies or specific preferences, be sure to tell your Salonette at this point so they can avoid any ingredients that may irritate your skin.
At the beginning of the massage, your Salonette will use a gentle pressure to warm up your muscles and prepare them for deeper pressure. However, this pressure may vary depending on the Salonette’s individual style. For example, if you happen to mention that your shoulders are particularly tense, they may apply a deeper pressure in this area to help relieve the tension.
What are the most commonly used techniques during Swedish Massage therapy?
- Long, sweeping strokes
- Tapping or pounding
- Applying circular pressure with the hands and palms
- Bending and stretching
Swedish massage therapy is usually used as a full body treatment so a session typically lasts between 60 and 90 minutes.
What is Swedish massage therapy used for?
The main benefit of getting Swedish massage therapy is that it encourages and enables complete relaxation.
But let’s not stop there. Some of the other benefits of a Swedish massage are:
- Relief from muscle tension and strain by flushing out toxins
- Improved circulation by increasing oxygen flow in the blood
- Increasing your range of movement
- Alleviating stress
For a lot of us, the whole point of a massage is to feel completely relaxed. The last thing you want to do is get fully dressed and make your way back home. That’s where our at-home massages come in – expert therapists who work on tension areas while helping your mind & body feel at ease again…and all in the comfort of your own home. All you have to do is pick the date & time that suits you best and we can have a therapist at yours in no time! After all, you deserve a little me-time.