Therapeutic massage from Heaven Therapy
What is Massage?
Swedish massage (also known as Therapeutic or relaxation Massage) is the classic or typical western style massage. The techniques used are designed to improve your circulation, soothe your muscles and relaxing you.
Swedish massage uses softer strokes on the bonier and more delicate parts of the body, and stronger strokes where there is thicker muscle coverage. I can tailor Swedish massage to suit you. It is important to let me know if you have any delicate or sensitive areas so that I can adjust the pressure I use accordingly thereby ensuring the massage is always soothing and relaxing.
Benefits of Massage
- Improves oxygen flow in the circulation
- Helps rid the muscle cells of toxins and improves lymphatic drainage
- Helps induce a psychological ‘feel good factor’
- Stretches the ligaments and tendons keeping them supple and pliable
- Stimulates the skin and nervous system and soothes the nerves themselves at the same time
- Reduces Stress so much that it is often used in stress management programs
What To Expect
You can book a massage from 30 minutes up to 60 minutes; the most popular being 60 minutes. After a brief consultation you will be given time to undress privately and lie down on the massage table, where you may cover yourself with towels. All rooms are private, warm and relaxing so you should always feel comfortable, whether in your own surroundings or within a salon.
Relaxing music is often played during a therapeutic massage, as it can help you to unwind. It is quite common for people to fall asleep as the magical spell of soft music and tension easing massage takes effect. You can literally feel the stress and tension being released from your muscles.
You don’t even have to worry about talking, I understand that you are here to relax and spend some well deserved quality time on yourself. All you have to do lie on the comfortable massage table and enjoy your massage.
These include: long strokes, kneading, friction, tapping, percussion, vibration, effleurage, and shaking motions. The usual sequence of techniques are:
- Effleurage: Gliding strokes with the palms, thumbs and/or fingertips
- Petrissage: Kneading movements with the hands, thumbs and/or fingers
- Friction: Circular pressures with the palms of hands, thumbs and/or fingers
- Vibration: Oscillatory movements that shake or vibrate the body
- Percussion: Brisk hacking or tapping