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    Tension in the shoulders and neck are classic symptoms of stress and poor posture. People with desk jobs experience tension in the spine that can affect their entire back, especially the neck and shoulders.

    If you have a lot on your plate, a relaxing massage can work wonders toreduce feelings of stress relax the muscles, and improve your general energy level and attitude. The best massage techniques focus on removing tension from common stress points.

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  • Scented flowers

    Scented flowers:Experience pure indulgence and remove yourself from the stress and strains of every day life. Enjoy an hour’s treatment, first enjoyed by the ancient Orientals, whether your desire is stress relief, stimulation or overall relaxation. This treatment will manipulate the tissues on your back, shoulders, neck, legs, arms, stomach and upper body, allowing you to float on air.♥

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  • What is aroma therapy?

    ‘Aroma’ means a fragrance or a sweet smell and ‘therapy’ means a treatment designed to cure. Aromatherapy is a treatment that uses plant oils within the massage, specifically blended to address certain problems or requirements. Aromatherapy is a complete holistic therapy as it affects not only your body, but also your mind and spirit.

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  • Lavender oil

    Lavender oil is one of my favourites

    Lavender oil  is one of my favourite oils to use with my massage it  has a sweet, floral, herb-like scent with a balsamic-woody undertone. The oil is colorless to pale yellow. It is steam distilled from the freshly cut flowering tops of a shrub.

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  • Swedish Therapeutic Massage

    Swedish  Therapeutic Massage uses five styles of long, flowing strokes to Massage. The five basic strokes are effleurage (sliding or gliding),petrissage (kneading),tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber) and vibration/shaking.Swedish Therapeutic Massage has shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness, and improving function in patients with osteoarthritis of the knees and hands over a period of eight weeks.

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WHAT EXACTLY IS SWEDISH MASSAGE?

Massage therapy relieves pain from injuries, stress and muscular tension through the manipulation of soft tissues of the body. Massage treatment enables the body’s recovery and healing process from some acute and chronic conditions. Additionally it enhances lymph and blood circulation, supplying fresh oxygen and nutrients to the recovering tissues as well as flushing out the body’s toxins.

Acupressure treatment on shoulderThe techniques of Swedish massage are the most universally recognized massage therapy throughout the world. This therapeutic massage is acknowledged for its ability to improve muscle tone and enhance the body’s circulation, whilst affecting the body’s overall ability to relax and minimize tension within muscles. A certified therapist will understand the techniques applied in Swedish massage and how to maximize their benefits regarding any injury or condition, which a client may hold. Techniques utilized within therapeutic massage influence and manipulate soft tissues, incorporate  hands and thumbs, with the five basic strokes all fluidly moving towards the heart.The benefits experienced from Swedish massage, are broad and range from visible sensations such as the skin and body feeling refreshed and revived, due to the release of toxins from muscles and tissues as the oxygen is boosted in the blood. Furthermore the cleansing effect, of Swedish massage on the build up of metabolic waste, such as lactic and uric acid enhances the body’s recovery rate from muscular strain.

Experience pure indulgence and remove yourself from the stress and strains of every day life. Enjoy an hour’s treatment, first enjoyed by the ancient Orientals, whether your desire is stress relief, stimulation or overall relaxation. This treatment will manipulate the tissues on your back, shoulders, neck, legs, arms, hands,
stomach,upper body,and feet, allowing you to float on air.♥

What Happens During A Swedish Massage

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In all Swedish massage, the therapist lubricates the skin with massage oil and performs various massage strokesthat warm up and work the muscle tissue, releasing tension and breaking up muscle “knots” or adhered tissues, called adhesions. Swedish massage promotes relaxation, eases muscle tension and creates other health benefits.

Before the massage, the therapist should ask you about any injuries or other conditions that he or she should know about. Things you would want tell a therapist include areas of tightness or pain, allergies, and conditions like pregnancy. You can also tell them up front if you have a preference for light or firm pressure. It’s best not to get a massage if you are ill.

After the consultation, the therapist instructs you how to lie on the table — face up or face down, and underneath the sheet or towel — and then leaves the room. He or she will knock or ask if you are ready before entering.

 

The Nudity Factor

During a Swedish massage you are generally nude underneath a towel or sheet. The therapist uncovers only the part of the body he/she is working on, a technique called draping. If the nudity gets you out of your comfort zone, you can keep your underwear on, and many newcomers do.

You usually start by laying face down with your head in a u-shaped face cradle so your spine stays neutral. The therapist generally starts by works your back, using various massage strokes that include effleurage (gliding), kneading, friction, stretching and (sometimes) tapping.

When he’s finished with the back, he or she works the back of each leg. When done with the back side, he or she holds the sheet or towel up and looks away while you turn over onto your back and scoot down; then he or she quickly covers you again. The therapist then massages the front of each leg,stomach, both arms hands neck and shoulders and last the feet.

Some therapists work in a different order, and all have their own style and techniques. If you only have 50 minutes, you can also ask them to spend more time on a certain area. If the pressure is too light or too firm, you should speak up and ask the therapist to adjust it. Swedish massage usually includes some deeper work on areas of specific muscle tension, but if you truly want deepter, more intensive work and firmer pressure, book a deep tissue massage.

Swedish Massage calms the nervous system and promotes a sense of relaxation and well being.
Swedish Massage reduces tension and anxiety.
Swedish neck and shoulder massageSwedish Massage improves blood circulation, which delivers oxygen and nutrients to the cells.
Swedish Massage stimulates the lymphatic system, which carries away the body’s waste products.
Swedish Massage prevents and relieve muscles cramps and spasms.
Swedish Massage therapy can help with pain management in conditions such as arthritis, sciatica, muscle spasms.

Remind yourself of these health benefits if you start to feel guilty about getting massage!

 

One of the most common questions newcomers have about massage is: “Will massage hurt?”

The important thing to remember is that, as the client, you’re in control of the pressure. Most massage therapists will ask at the beginning of the massage what kind of pressure you like, and you can indicate then that you want a relatively light touch. If the massage is painful, ask for less pressure.

But some people have the idea that if it hurts, it must be “good for them.” In fact, pressure that is too intense can cause the body to stiffen and resist, while some gentle styles of massage like craniosacral therapy can produce profound release and realignment in the body.

If you’re afraid of pain, get a Swedish massage and ask for light pressure.

Why It’s Called Swedish Massage

Swedish massage is based on the Western concepts of anatomy and physiology as opposed to energy work that is more common in Asian-style massage. Both Swedish massage and physical therapy were pioneered by a Swedish physiologist, Per Henrik Ling (1776-1839) at the University of Stockholm.

In the early 19th century he developed a system called “Medical Gymnastics” which included movements performed by a therapist. These became the known as “Swedish movements” in Europe and “the Swedish Movement Cure” when they came to the U.S. in 1858. Today it is simply known as Swedish massage. Swedish massage is the foundation for other types of Western massage, including sports massage, deep tissue massage and aromatherapy massage.

Massage Therapy and Aromatherapy Massage Oils: An Introduction
Physical touch has always been important and we as humans need to be touched. It is common to “rub away the pain” when a child gets hurt. Because of its intrinsic touching nature, massage therapy has probably been around as long as humans have existed. In ancient times, the Chinese, Hindus, Greeks and Romans regularly used massage to treat illnesses, invigorate the body and ease pain. In more recent history, the Swedish and English have also used massage. Queen Victoria used massage therapy for the treatment of rheumatic pains and during WWI, massage was used in English hospitals to aid the recovery of injured soldiers.

 

Now we are seeing people trying to return to a less synthesized and more natural state in their lives and massage therapy, in its true form, has a renewed popularity.
Massage is a form of healing in that it enables the body to help itself and the benefits are many. It improves the circulation. The heart pumps the blood through the body but the further the blood gets from the heart, the less pressure there is to keep it moving and so it needs the compressing action of working muscles to speed the blood along to the extremities. Those with poor circulation can benefit greatly from massage because it helps the blood move through the congested areas.

 

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Massage therapy also awakens the senses. Because of the immense amount of stress we put ourselves under, we tend to wait to deal with something until it reaches emergency status. Because of that, we ignore many of the warning signs our bodies send out until we have completely cut ourselves off from our own selves and have lost the ability to feel. Massage therapy renews our connection to our senses and allows us to feel again. It gives us a feeling of peace and allows us to own ourselves again.

Massage is not a good idea if you have a fever, infections, inflammation, osteoporosis and other medical conditions. If you have any questions about whether a massage would be right for you,speak with your doctor before you make your appointment.

 

The Consequences of Stress
Experts estimate that 80 percent to 90 percent of disease is stress-related. Massage is there to combat that frightening number by helping us remember what it means to relax. The physical changes massage brings to your body can have a positive effect in many areas of your life. Besides increasing relaxation and decreasing anxiety, massage lowers your blood pressure, increases circulation, improves recovery from injury, helps you to sleep better and

can increase your concentration. It reduces fatigue and gives you more energy to handle stressful situations.Massage is a perfect elixir for good health, but it can also provide an integration of body and mind. By producing a meditative state or heightened awareness of living in the present moment, massage can provide emotional and spiritual balance, bringing with it true relaxation and peace.

 

Touch with your hands, feel with your heart, heal with your soul.♥ ♥ ♥






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