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 and Trigger Point Therapy is a remedial form of massage treatment.
It aims to release chronic patterns of pain and tension that have built up over the years. Whilst it may sound like the ideal treatment if you have never had massage before please be warned it can be invasive and therefore is not recommended if you have never had a massage before.
The treatment involves deep strokes using the palms of the hand and knuckles to warm the deeper muscles before applying Trigger Point Therapy with the Thumbs or Elbows to areas where nodules or 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.
Again it has been found that a variety of of specific ailments can be treated using Deep Tissue Massage and Trigger Point Therapy Techniques:
Repetitive Strain Injury
Rotator Cuff Injury
Chronic Back Pain
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
This highly relaxing massage treatment uses Aromatherapy blends to create a desired effect and allow for deep inner healing.
It is recommend for clients who are experiencing moderate to high levels of anxiety and depression.
Expect a real 'me time' treatment that enables you to switch off from the world and get back to feeling like you again.