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I am fascinated by how amazing and complex our bodies are. Self-care and massage are a passion to me. I consider it a privilege and I value the trust clients put in me to help assist them with their body needs. Whatever your posture and therapeutic goals are, I will approach it from a mind, body, and soul attitude.

 

swedish massage


The session...

This therapy is the modality that comes to mind when most people think about massage. Given on the massage table with client undressing on her/his comfortable level. The soothing sounds of a gentle soundtrack as you blissfully lay beneath a soft sheet, wrapped in relaxing smells and dim light. A full body therapy that uses a combination of long strokes, kneading motions, friction, stretching, and sometimes tapping on the layers of tissue against one another. It can be slow and gentle or more vigorous depending on what the therapist is trying to be accomplished. Lotion is often used to reduce friction. I recommend a 60 to 90 minutes session. Before and during your Swedish massage session, communication is encouraged with your professional massage therapist so that your massage is customized to your specific needs.


 

What do you gain...

The primary goals of the therapy is to relax the entire body. But it goes beyond relaxation. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle tension, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension. Decreases in levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Increases of lymphocytes, white blood cells that are part of the immune system, and a boost in the immune cells that may help fight colds and the flu.

 

The origins...

Developed in the 18th century in Sweden. A Swedish man, Per Henrik Ling, developed Swedish massage and introduced it into the U.S. in 1858 as “The Swedish Movement Cure”. He created his system by combining his knowledge of gymnastics, and physiology and from Chinese, Egyptian, Greek, and Roman techniques.

 

$100/60 minutes - $130/90 minutes

 
 
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