Swedish massage therapy is what most people think of when they picture a relaxation massage. While this style is not our main focus as a therapeutic clinic, we still do it better than anyone else and most sessions typically incorporate Swedish techniques. These highly relaxing bodywork techniques address a host of physical and emotional challenges, ranging from stress and anxiety to back pain and headaches.
At Body Balance Massage and Float, our experienced therapists are trained in the classic techniques, to ensure you get the maximum benefit from your treatment. We offer this treatment modality as a part of our comprehensive suite of massage and therapy services, including cupping, reflexology and float therapy.
What Is Swedish Massage?
This technique is based on the use of long, sweeping strokes performed in the direction of blood flow to the heart. Trained therapists also use their hands and arms to knead, shake or tap the muscles and gently stretch the joints. As opposed to deep-tissue massage – which can cause discomfort – this gentle yet firm technique focuses on the outer layers of muscle.
This modality lends itself to a high level of personalization, allowing the therapist to concentrate on your areas of concern while still providing a relaxing, full-body treatment. Treatment is conducted in a quiet, relaxing environment and, if you prefer, you can combine it with other therapeutic treatments or add-ons, such as aromatherapy.