Massage to Relax and Aleviate Stress
Swedish Massage and other massage techniques used to promote relaxation have been shown to measurably reduce stress, lower heart rate and lower stress hormone levels. Studies have also shown Swedish Massage to boost mood enhancing hormone levels and immune function, as well as to improve circulation of blood and lymph fluids. It can also be used to relieve minor aches and pain, as well as to calm anxiety and relieve depression. Because of its many benefits, it can customized by the therapist to help with a wide variety of issues, including, but not limited to, arthritis, fibromyalgia, headaches and mood disorders, both as the primary problem and as a symptom.
A massage session that is being catered to promote relaxation will have long, soothing strokes and will target areas that typically hold tension, areas requested by the client, and areas that promote a sense of well-being when worked, such as the head, hands and feet. Swedish Massage/Relaxation massage is appropriate for people of all ages and most physical conditions.