Swedish massage

What is Swedish Massage?

Swedish massage is the typical massage technique that one thinks of when getting a massage.

Swedish massage is the typical massage technique that one thinks of when getting a massage.

Swedish Massage is the classic massage technique. It is the one we see depicted (and spoofed) on television and in movies. Somebody is laying face down on a table with a towel across their body and a massage therapist is performing long strokes down their leg or back while the recipient relaxes.

Actual Swedish Massage reflects all the best parts of this classic image; you do lay on a table, you are always covered with a towel or sheet and long strokes (aided by the application of massage oil) are performed along your body. And, when it’s done properly, it will make you feel great.

What is the benefit to YOU?

People most often associate Swedish Massage with feeling great. And this is true; it does feel really good.

But beyond the terrific experience, there is a lot of very healthy stuff that takes place as result of a Swedish full-body massage. It releases endorphins (hormones associated with pleasure) from, and lowers levels of cortisol (a hormone associated with stress) in your bloodstream.  And it helps move chemical waste products from your extremities to your body’s core via the circulatory and lymphatic systems so they can be more quickly processed by your body.

Why come to me for a Swedish Massage?

Swedish (also known by the terms European and Esalen) Massage was the first discipline I learned in my very first massage class. In most ways it is the foundation for every other full-body massage technique I use.

The proof of a great massage is in the receiving. Over Twenty-five years of experience means that I can tailor the pressure and the timing to best suit you, but you won’t know if it’s the best massage you’ve ever had until you come try it for yourself.