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Swedish Massage

What is Advanced Swedish Massage?

This is a more vigorous form of massage than that used in Aromatherapy and less firm than Sports and Remedial Massage.

Advanced Swedish Massage has its roots in Eastern Medicine and is particularly recognised for its ability to provide deep tissue and muscle relaxation and assist with joint mobility. Practitioners use a combination of gentle flowing massage along with friction, kneading, percussion and stimulation of pressure points, as well as stretching and joint manipulation.

The aim of Advanced Swedish Massage is for the client to be able to move freely and without pain. Observation of posture and balance will be made and breathing techniques taught along with exercises to help prevent recurrence of pain and to maintain mobility.

In addition to joint mobility and pain reduction, Swedish Massage can be very helpful for stress reduction, digestive problems including irritable bowel syndrome and constipation, as well as asthma, and bronchitis.

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How is a Swedish Massage session conducted?

After a detailed assessment including observation of body posture and mobility, the client undresses (in privacy) down to briefs and then lies on a couch and covers themselves with towels. Modesty is preserved at all times and only party of the body being massaged are exposed. Joints, particularly those of the limbs, may also be manipulated and gently stretched and some breathing exercises carried out. Before the client leaves they will be taught some home exercises to assist with their treatment.

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How many Swedish Massage sessions will be needed?

Weekly sessions for 5 or 6 weeks are normally advisable followed by occasional maintenance sessions.

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What is the cost of Swedish Massage treatment?

At Central England Holistic Therapies treatments are charged at £30-£35 per session, normally about 1 hour in duration.

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