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Swedish Massage

Benefits of Swedish Massage

Touch is an amazing sensation and the most basic form of communication we receive from the minute we are born. Parents cradle their babies to soothe and comfort and even as adults we embrace to re-create a feeling of comfort, love and protection.  It makes sense therefore that other forms of touch such as massage, can bring about such feelings of relaxation, comfort and well-being.

Common complaints treated with Swedish Massage

Swedish massage has proven effective in the treatment of: muscle aches and pains, headaches and migraines, depression, emotional conditions, poor circulation, low immune system, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and digestive disorders, anxiety and stress and insomnia, but is in no way limited to this list!

If you are suffering from fluid retention (oedema), tiredness, recurring illnesses such as colds and flu, a full body massage with lymphatic drainage techniques is excellent to help remove toxins, reduce fluid retention and boost the immune system.  Regular lymphatic drainage massage will improve your circulation and your health and help your body to fight off infection without the use of conventional medicines.

Reduction in muscle spasm, pain and tension

Release of endorphins, the body's natural painkillers

Relaxation and therefore reduction in anxiety

Improved blood circulation & lymphatic drainage

Improved mobility

Reduction of swelling caused by an accumulation of fluid in the tissues

Balancing the overall flow of natural life energy

A feeling of well-being through the comfort of touch

Excellent for assisting post-op healing

Improved skin tone, circulation and elasticity

Boosts immune system

Relieves tired and stiff joints

Aids better sleep and reduces insomnia

Some of the Benefits

What is Swedish Massage?

Massage has been used for centuries as an instinctive way to relieve muscle tension and to relax the body and mind. Swedish Massage uses a variety of stroking, kneading, pressure and flowing movements over the body to treat and prevent a huge variety of complaints, or can simply be used for deep relaxation. The way that we feel can have a direct physical effect on our body, so by  inducing relaxation and stress relief, both the body and mind can benefit from a massage treatment. Massage is a holistic approach that can be used alongside or as an alternative to conventional medicines.

“I was initially very nervous about having a treatment, but Wendy immediately put me at ease.  I felt fantastic the next day.  Definitely will be having a regular appointment from now on!  5 stars and a smiley face”

Rebecca Smith

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