Swedish Massage London
Swedish massage is the most common and best-known type of massage in the West.
What to Expect
During this therapy session the therapist will work with the soft tissues and muscles in the body to help restore balance and health.
What is the difference between a deep tissue massage and a Swedish massage?
Unlike deep tissue massage, Swedish massage therapy 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.
What techniques are used in a Swedish massage?
Most common techniques used are effleurage, gliding, rubbing, kneading, tapping and vibration.
Back, neck, legs and arms
Back and Neck
What are the benefits of a Swedish massage?
Best known for soothing tight muscles and boosting well-being, Swedish massage also offers a whole host of other health benefits, including:
- Easing muscular strain by flushing out toxins
- Improving blood circulation and blood flow throughout the body
- Helping to keep ligaments and tendons supple and improving range of motion
- Reducing emotional and physical stress
- Easing back pain and chronic pain
Deep Tissue Massage London
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronic aches and pains and contracted areas such as stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders.
What to Expect from a Deep Tissue Massage
Some of the same strokes are used as swedish massage therapy, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain in order to reach the sub-layer of muscles and the fascia (the connective tissue surrounding muscles).