Why have a Swedish Massage at Therapy House?
Swedish massage is the most well-known type of massage in the western world, probably because it has so many proven benefits.
If you are in need of some downtime to relax and unwind, then we cannot recommend a Swedish massage highly enough. Swedish massage can help ease away knots in your muscles, decrease physical pain, boost your circulation and lymphatic system, and generally help you to switch off from the stresses and demands of everyday life.
This is the ideal remedy if you’re feeling at all run down, low, stressed, or bothered by aches and pains throughout the day. Swedish massage can also be great for your sleep, improving your immune system and helping your body to heal.
- Natural & non-invasive
- Decreases physical pain
- Aids sleep & relaxation
- Increases blood circulation
- Helps your body eliminate toxins
- Boosts your immune system
Swedish massage is one of the most popular forms of holistic treatment due to its ability to ease tension and induce deep relaxation. It is known to be the earliest form of physical therapy on record, using pressing, stroking and kneading techniques to relax the muscles, tendons and ligaments.
Swedish massage improves circulation, relieves pain, and stimulates the skin and hormone secretions. In all, it can be a powerful treatment to help you achieve greater wellbeing.
When you come for a Swedish massage treatment at Therapy House, your therapist will take some time to talk to you to find out about your general health and wellbeing.
You will be given some privacy to get undressed before you lay face-down on a massage couch. Although some people are happy to be naked underneath a sheet or towel, knowing that their therapist will only undercover the body part they are working on at each stage of the massage, you are welcome to keep your underwear on if that feels more comfortable.
Your therapist will then apply a lotion to your skin and use a range of massage techniques, from long, sweeping strokes to small circular motions or kneading to warm up your muscle tissues, break up tissue adhesions and release tension.
A typical full-body massage will take approximately 60 minutes.
Most people feel immediately more relaxed and experience relief from aches and pains. The benefits of Swedish massage can also be cumulative, building up over time as the body eliminates toxins and the circulation improves.
The number of massages you decide to have is entirely up to you. Swedish massage can be a fantastic way to relax and boost your wellbeing, so many people choose to incorporate this treatment into their weekly routines.
We usually recommend that you wait a week between deep tissue massages to give your tissues time to recover and to eliminate toxins from your body.
You will be asked a variety of questions by our therapist before you have your massage to make sure there are no health concerns or medical reasons that mean a massage is not suitable.
You may not be able to have a massage or your massage may be limited to certain areas of the body, if any of the following medical conditions apply:
- Recent operation or acute injury
- Varicose veins
- Psoriasis or eczema
- High blood pressure
To fully benefit from your Swedish massage, try to make sure that you can take some time after your treatment to relax and reflect. You may feel tired after the treatment so take care if driving or working straight after.
Make sure you drink lots of water to flush out any toxins disturbed by the massage. Try not to drink carbonated drinks, alcohol, tea or coffee. Eat a light snack but try not to eat a heavy meal for several hours.
We also offer Indian head massage to alleviate tension and fatigue, or Thai foot massage to improve internal organ activity and lymphatic drainage. If we feel one of these treatments may be more suitable for you, we will discuss this with you and explain our recommendations.