Relaxation at it's finest! Swedish massage therapy is both popular and effective. It is often used as a baseline for many massage therapists. This particular kind of massage therapy starts off slow to calm your systems, then deepens to relax your muscles. Lotion or oils are often used to help prevent any friction that deep massages might cause.
Despite popular belief, Swedish massage is not defined with pressure but with process. It can be delivered with whichever pressure meets your comfort level but the process is to work through the body with long smooth strokes, from origin to insertion point without necessarily engaging the muscles or utilizing trigger points. Even those of us who are die-hard deep tissue fanatics appreciate a good relaxing Swedish massage from time to time. It's the perfect way to relieve stress and feel rejuvenated.
These massages are traditionally done with the client being completely nude, but this is not a requirement. We recommend that you only undress to your comfort level. Regardless, you will be kept warm and draped in comfort during your entire massage session. The only time any part of your body will be exposed will be when one of our expert therapists is working on that specific area of your body.
Speak with our knowledgeable therapists beforehand about what you'd like during your session. Keep in mind that a full body massage typically entails your shoulders, neck, head, hands, feet, legs, arms, and back.
Benefits of Swedish Massages:
After a period of calm, you can expect to feel more energized and free from long-term pains and aches. Swedish massage therapy even releases toxins from your soft tissue, so be sure to drink plenty of water the day after your session.
Other benefits of Swedish massage include:
- A boost to your immune system
- Better sleep
- Less stress
- Better blood flow
- Lowers anxiety
Though the average session lasts an hour, many clients choose 30 and 90 minute sessions, as well. 30 minutes allows for a partial massage, while 90 allows for the best possible relaxation.Regardless, our staff of expert therapists here at Mantis Massage will ensure that you leave feeling relaxed and comforted. Schedule your session at one of our Austin locations today!
There are many varieties of Swedish massage that can be used to help improve things such as your posture. Discuss what you want to achieve from your sessions with our therapists to see which style would be better suited for you and your needs.
Swedish massage therapy is great for anyone who suffers from chronic muscle pains, trouble with anxiety, even those who suffer from minor high blood pressure issues. It is also perfect for those who find themselves feeling a little stressed out every now and again. There are many styles to suit any client, and our staff is always helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable.