Swedish massage involves working the soft tissue of the body, to ease day-to-day stresses and muscular tension, and promote relaxation. This is a very calming, flowing treatment with slow rhythmic movements. The therapist works directly on your skin with either oil, cream or balm, using their hands and forearms.
Swedish massage differs from more specialised treatments as it is all about relaxation of the mind and body. A deep tissue or sports massage involves more pressure and works on the tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding the bones, joints) as well as muscles. If you would prefer a more specific massage to treat chronic pain and postural issues, please take a look at our new Advanced Clinical Massage options.
Benefits of massage
Massage is used by people for a variety of reasons. Some use it to simply relax and unwind, while others have regular massage to help them manage or cope with specific physical, mental or emotional problems.
Massage should not be used in place of conventional medical care. Always consult a GP or other health professional for medical attention and advice.