Therapeutic (Swedish) Massage
Swedish massage is a relaxing, full body massage and uses a variety of light massage strokes and techniques in order to allow the muscles to relax, stiff joints to be loosened and nerves to be soothed; all of which brings about a deep sense of well-being.
Swedish massage allows the body to absorb more oxygen, which can rejuvenate the body. It is thought to aid detoxification by increasing the speed by which body eliminates waste.
What happens when I book a session?
When you book a session, I will ask for your name, telephone number and email address. I will then email you a booking confirmation form which outlines your appointment date and time, what to expect in the first session, how to find the centre and cancellation policy.
What happens during the first session?
I will ask you detailed questions about what issue you would like to have addressed, then some general questions about your health.
What to expect in a therapeutic massage session
Sessions may again take from 30-60 minutes depending on the type of massage you require. After asking questions about your health, you will be asked to undress and lie on a massage table under towels. Light massage strokes will ensure you feel a deep sense of relaxation and well-being.
What happens after the session?
You may feel tired, thirsty and very relaxed! It may be wise to wait a little before driving. Drink plenty of water, as this will help flush out toxins which have been released from your muscles.
Can I claim on any private health insurance like Simply Health or HSA?
Unfortunately, you will not be able to claim for therapeutic massage.
Does therapeutic massage hurt?
You may experience a ‘therapeutic pain’ where I work on tight or aching muscles. This pain is described as a good pain or stretch and what you feel is the release of the fascia, the muscle tissues are relaxing.
Should I tell my doctor?
You should let your doctor know if you are having a complementary therapy. Please let your complementary therapist know if you are taking medication.