Swedish massage is based entirely on Western concepts of anatomy and physiology, in contrast to some Eastern therapies that focus more on the spiritual side. Swedish or Holistic massage is the most common and widespread technique used in the West and focuses on the upper muscle layers to effectively relieve stress, light muscle tension, and leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
Our holistic Swedish massage at Bodyworks Edinburgh uses a variety of techniques including stroking, kneading, pressure, and flowing movements over the body. The technical names for some of these techniques are effleurage, petrissage, tapotement, vibration and friction. All of which work together to treat and prevent a variety of conditions.
Many people enjoy a Swedish massage purely for the relaxation and stress melting benefits. Our emotional and mental well-being can have a direct effect on our physical body. So by inducing relaxation and stress relief, both your body and mind can benefit from this treatment. People have reported the following benefits:
- Promotes relaxation and reduces stress and anxiety
- Ease of muscular tension, soreness and stiffness
- Improved skin tone, circulation and elasticity
- Relieves tired and stiff joints
- Energy boost
- Improves your sleep and reduces insomnia
You can book your Swedish massage as a back, neck and shoulder massage or a full body massage at Bodyworks Edinburgh. In a back massage the neck and shoulders are also included. In a full body massage your back, neck, upper chest area, arms, legs and feet are all massaged. At Bodyworks Edinburgh we aim to tailor our treatments to each individual, so if you wish to have more time spent on the back and not have your legs done etc., then that is no problem. Your therapist will discuss this with you in your consultation before the session begins.
If you would like a Swedish Massage you can quickly book online, or give us a call on 07707 412 033.