This is really known as a classic massage and consists of certain techniques which help to relieve stress, improve the circulation, rid the muscles of any knotty tension, help to keep ligaments and tendons supple, calm the mind and bring about a deep sense of relaxation.
The power of human touch is profound.
“For long-term wellbeing touch is as important as food and security.”
Karen Young, Psychologist and Author.
A relaxing massage can improve circulation, reduce tension, anxiety and stress. Massage has been proven to reduce levels of stress hormone, cortisol. This improves your overall feeling of wellbeing and can reduce blood pressure. Massage may increase levels of the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine which is great for people suffering from depression.
In 2006 there was a study published in the American Archives of Internal Medicine that showed frequent massages could decrease stiffness and pain and improve movement in people with osteoarthritis.
In 2011 there was a study of lower back pain published in Annals of Internal Medicine found that Swedish massage can help alleviate chronic back pain. After receiving 1 massage a week for 10 weeks, 1 out of 3 patients were relieved of pain compared to 1 in 25 given ‘usual care’.
The pressure of the massage is up to the individual, everyone is different and the intensity is personal. I will always communicate with you in the beginning about the pressure – your comfort is personal and I will work with you for optimal gain; my aim is to make sure you enjoy the experience and gain the most benefit with the highest level of relaxation.