Swedish massage is probably the most popular of all the massage types on offer today. It is the generic massage that people who know little of the other available therapies often associate when they hear the term “massage”. Despite the images of blonde Swedish girls gently flaying you with twigs of birch as in a sauna, Swedish Massage is actually a massage technique used in professional therapy centres around the globe.
The method is a gentler version of the deep tissue manipulation characterised by long flowing movements along the full length of muscles known as “effleurage” which is funnily enough, a French word.
There are 5 strokes used altogether, in addition to effleurage there is petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fibre manipulation) and vibration (controlled shaking).
Your Superior Massage therapist will use a combination of these to make your whole body relax completely, the fluidity of Swedish massage is ideal for those needing gentle full-body relaxation; this can really promote improved sleep. Not only is Swedish massage a good treatment for insomnia, it can really help with restless legs, and is one of the best ways to cure jet-lag symptoms!
Swedish Massage is a soft less pressure massage used for specific physical condition like muscle tension. This type of massage is also great for mental and emotional stress relief. The main purpose of Swedish massage is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles.
Swedish massage shortens recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the tissues of lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes. It increases circulation without increasing heart load. It stretches the ligaments and tendons keeping them supple and pliable. Swedish massage also stimulates the skin and nervous system and soothes the nerves themselves at the same time. It reduces stress, both emotional and physical, and is suggested in a regular program for stress management. It also has many specific medical uses.
60 min. Swedish Massage £70* ~ 90 min. Swedish Massage £100*
Superior Massage offers the finest quality Swedish massage in Central London.
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