Holistic Swedish Massage was developed in the late 1800's by a Swedish physiologist named Per Henrik Ling.
He designed the techniques using personal experience he gained when he recovered from injuries received whilst exercising, he found repetitive, sequential strokes induced a state of deep relaxation and actually increased the rate of metabolic repair, whilst relieving tired aching muscles. He also borrowed a little know how from his friend Ming, who knew Tui Na, a Chinese form of massage that uses acupressure to relieve blockages along meridians, to develop a set of non-invasive techniques that included long strokes using the palms of the hands (Effleurage), the lifting and compression of muscle fibres (Petrissage), circular movements that gently removed knots (Frictions) & rhythmic tapping and cupping to bring about a sense of enlivenment (Tapotment).
Each movement has it's own purpose and when used inconjunction with extensive Anatomy & Physiology knowledge they actually have a profound effect on the mind, body & soul.
Over a course of time people have found Holistic Swedish Massage to be very beneficial and that a wide variety of ailments can be treated:
Frequent Headaches & Migranes
High Blood Pressure (but not low)
Low Immune System
Deep Tissue Massage is a remedial form of massage treatment.
It aims to release chronic patterns of pain and tension that have built up over the years using methods such as Trigger Point Therapy and Neuromuscular Techniques.
If you have never had massage before please prepare yourself as it can be invasive and therefore is not recommended if you have never had a massage before, having said that my hands are rather sympathetic and I usually start by applying a light pressure which will gradually increase in strength and I do ask my clients to let me know if the pressure that is being applied is too deep by raising a hand or tapping the bed.
It is advisable to breathe out when the pressure increases to release the tension within the muscle fibres.
I will start by applying deep strokes using the palms of my hand to warm the deeper muscles before applying Trigger Point Therapy and Neuromusclar Techniques with my Thumbs forearms and Elbows to areas where knots have been located.
Deep Tissue Massage and Trigger Point Therapy can be painful but is also very relieving if you are able to let go and relax.
Remedial Deep Tissue Massage can treat a variety of different ailments including:
Repetitive Strain Injury
Chronic Back Pain
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
This is an incredibly relaxing massage treatment that uses Aromatherapy to allow for inner healing.
It is recommend for clients who are experiencing moderate to high levels of anxiety and depression and severe aches and pains that have been brought on through stress, rather than injury. If you have experience and injury and would like to receive a massage treatment I would recommend a Remedial Deep Tissue Treatment.
Expect a real 'me time' treatment that enables you to switch off from the world and get back to feeling like you again.