Swedish massage focuses on muscle relaxation, targeting the superficial muscles (rather than the connective tissues and the deeper muscles targeted in deep-tissue massage).
By relieving muscle tension and improving circulation Swedish massage can be both relaxing and energizing.
What to expect?
Each visit starts with an in depth consultation to make sure your massage is tailored to your needs – you’ll even get to choose the type of lighting and music you like.
You’ll then be given some privacy to undress and lay down on the massage couch, where you’ll cover yourself with the towels provided.
And don’t worry, you won’t be completely exposed at any point; I’ll only uncover a small area of your body at a time, depending on the area I am focusing on, and then recover you before moving on to the next area.
As you relax to the ambient music and mood lighting, i’ll begin your massage by applying a massage medium to your body so that each movement is comfortable and soothing.
From there, depending on your massage goals, i’ll use various techniques such as long gliding strokes, kneading and rubbing to help you relax.
After your massage, you’ll be given time to unwind so you can savour the moment of having your body gently stretched, smoothed out and relaxed.