Swedish Massage or Therapeutic Massage

Swedish or Therapeutic massage evolved when a physiologist named Per Herik Ling created a system of massage movements and techniques which became known as Swedish massage.  Swedish massage is a lighter treatment which works the soft tissues of the body helping to relieve stress and tension and can be both relaxing and energising.

Massage therapy has many proven benefits as it

  • increases oxygen to the area being treated improving blood circulation and tissue repair and helps to reduce blood pressure.
  • Improves lymphatic flow and the remove of toxins from the cells as the build up of waste products in the muscles can cause soreness.
  • Stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system and releases serotonin and natural endorphins creating a natural high and feelings of wellbeing, whilst relieving pain.
  • Lowers cortisol levels in the body – Cortisol is known as the “stress hormone” and a reduction helps to relieve stress, depression and anxiety.

Many of us lead increasingly busy life’s and a massage can certainly help to ease day to day stresses by promoting feelings of calm, well being and relaxation.  Regular treatments can help with many health conditions and act as a preventative measure in keeping the body in balance, boosting the immune system and by dealing with minor injuries and strains can help stop them from becoming a chronic problem.

Testimonials

” I have had many massage treatments over the past few years with Caroline, never disappointed, very consisted. Feel the benefit straight away.

Caroline is professional and friendly. Very accommodating. Incredibly knowledgable, giving me advice how to look after my muscles. I will always be a repeat customer.  

Tracey Lee