Swedish massage

What is a Swedish massage?

A Swedish massage is designed to relax the entire body by rubbing the muscles in long, gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. The benefits of Swedish massage go beyond relaxation - it can assist in increasing your oxygen levels and improving your circulation.

How can Swedish massage help you?

The various Swedish massage techniques are designed to improve your circulation, soothe your muscles and make you feel more relaxed.

Swedish massage uses softer strokes on the bonier and more delicate parts of the body, and stronger strokes where there is thicker muscle coverage. This adjustment of pressure makes it an ideal massage for relaxation.

Swedish massage is great for relaxation and calming but it is also thought to be good for:

  • Easing muscles strains
  • Improving circulation
  • Reducing emotional and physical stress

Typical session

An initial Swedish Massage session at the Westoe Practice, South Shields will take approximately 60 minutes. This will involve an in-depth consultation taking time to understand any symptoms, medical history and lifestyle.

The Therapist will then decide which essential oils are most suited to your individual needs and make up a blend mixed with massage oil or lotion.

Two or three treatments are often sufficient to achieve lasting relief from many conditions, although further treatments may sometimes be required. Clients are encouraged to return occasionally for maintenance treatments.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)