Swedish massage is the most common and best-known type of massage in the West. If it's your first time or you don't get massage often, Swedish massage is the best place to start. The Swedish body massage is the combination of many different techniques rolled into one session. During this therapy session the therapist will work with the soft tissues and muscles in the body to help restore balance and health. A Swedish body massage is the perfect way for anyone who is overly worked and stressed out to relax their body and mind. By relieving muscle tension, Swedish therapy can be both relaxing and energizing. And it may even help after an injury
Similar to Swedish, a Deep Tissue massage focuses on deeper layers of muscle tissue and is designed to reach the deep sections of thick muscles, specifically individual muscle fibers. A Deep Tissue helps loosen muscle tissues, releasing toxins from the muscle and stimulating blood and oxygen to circulate properly. This technique is corrective as well as therapeutic, and is beneficial for many physical problems including sports injuries and chronic pain.
Hot stone massage incorporates heated stones as part of the therapy. The therapist will uses the smooth stones as either an extension of their hands or by placing them on the body. The stones are typically very smooth-surfaced basalt stones, in which the high iron content in basalt helps the stones retain heat during the massage. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help to warm up tight muscles that will allow the therapist to work more deeply, more quickly and with less pressure.
Himalayan salt provides added benefits compared to traditional hot stone massage, using basalt stones. Himalayan salt stone massage:
Swe-thai massage therapy is a wonderful combination therapy for stress relief and relaxation, blending the relaxing strokes of Swedish massage with the stretching techniques of traditional Thai massage.
Although the entire body is massaged, this treatment is superb for neck and back pain, areas where most people carry stress and are often primary areas of concern.
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