Swedish or Deep Tissue Massage
Massage is an instinctive form of therapy used in almost every culture throughout history as a form of health care. Traditional techniques in Europe were formalised by Per Henrik Ling and form the basis of Swedish massage.
The most common movements you will encounter within a massage are:
- Effleurage; gentle strokes along the line of muscle fibres
- Petrissage; deeper pressure across the muscle
- Kneading; deep squeezing and pressure action
- Frictions; deep circular movements using the thumbs
- Acupressure; direct pressure to reflex zones
- Tapotement; hacking and cupping
Any movements are an adaptation of these or are based upon many years of knowledge and understanding and the skill of the therapist. In modern times its use has been expanded to encompass the psychological aspects of treatment as well as the obvious physical benefits. Following a massage of this type the body tends to feel more connected and in tune with the mind. The lymphatic and circulatory systems are cleansed and stimulated and muscular tension eased; all leading to the feeling of a weight being removed from the body. A number of different forms of massage, including Swedish, may be combined by your therapist during the treatment. Massage is generally performed in a calm environment where soft music and essential oils may be used to create the right atmosphere. All medical conditions must be disclosed during the consultation before treatment to enable the therapist to treat you with the correct essential oils and techniques.
We do not specify which areas you should have massaged as we feel this type of treatment is better tailored to each individual, therefore we offer it in time slots.
1/2 Hour Massage:
- Within this set time the therapist can treat the areas of the body that you feel are needing attention. Be it back, neck, scalp, feet & legs, arms and hands etc...
- They will use pre-blended oils to aid muscle relaxation and the treatment will help relieve the stress from everyday life.
3/4 Hour Massage:
- Within the 3/4 hour treatment the therapist will discuss with you your needs and devise a treatment best suited to your aches and pains.
- This is often enough time to really release the tension knots we find occur in shoulders from sitting at desks, driving cars and generally carrying too much in our bags!
- The therapist use pre-blended oils to aid muscle relaxation and help to reduce stress.
1 Hour Massage:
- The therapist will adapt the treatment to each individual's requirements, maybe spending more time on a problem area and including a variety of massage techniques.
- The best way to unwind and really feel like you've had a treat, as an hour is the perfect amount of time to cover all the main muscle groups to really make you feel like you've been un-knotted and ironed out.
- A wonderful relaxing treatment to leave you feeling de-stressed.
Please note for all massages;
- All jewellery needs to be removed and long hair tied up.
- Certain articles of clothing will need to be removed, but underwear is to be left on at all times.
- Please advise your therapist of any known allergies, including nut allergies, and any medical conditions and medication before the treatment begins.