Swedish Massage is a classic style of bodywork also knowns as Western massage, it is the most popular and familiar massage method being practiced today, and it has served as a foundation for many of the massage techniques developed in recent years. Swedish massage is a scientific system of manipulations on the muscles and connective soft tissue of the body for the purpose of relaxation, rehabilitation, and health maintenance. It is comprised of five basic strokes and their variations: effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), friction (cross fiber), percussion (rhythmic tapping), and vibration.

Swedish/Western massage directly increases blood circulation, thus enhancing delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the cells of the tissues. It also increases lymph circulation, which speeds up the removal of metabolic waste and the by-products of tissue damage and inflammation. It has been reported helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness, and promoting relaxation.

30 min $40                                                                                  60 min $75
90 min $110

~     Considered a relaxation massage

~     Therapist uses light to firm pressure to alleviate tension in muscles

~     Targets superficial layers of muscle and focuses on parts of the body that tends to hold the most tension: neck, shoulders and back

~     Techniques such as sliding movements, kneading movements, rubbing, vibration and percussion are used to bring oxygen to the muscles and increase blood flow

o  This helps filter out metabolic wastes like lactic acid & uric acid

~     Benefits of Swedish Massage

o  Improve flexibility

o  Reduce emotional and physical stressors in the body

o  Reduce tension

o  Stimulate the nervous system

o  Increase circulation of blood and lymph

o  Improve mood and better sleep