Swedish massage is based on Western concepts of anatomy and physiology, and consists of various hands-on massage techniques which can improve and maintain the balance, health and well-being of all body systems. It was developed in the late 19th Century by Per Henrik Ling of Sweden, a physiologist and fencing master who created ‘Medical Gymnastics’ performed by a therapist, which became known as Swedish Movements and latterly Swedish Massage.
Potential benefits of Swedish Body Massage:
30 minute massage: £20
1 hour massage: £30
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This is an extremely relaxing massage of the upper back, neck, shoulders, scalp and face, based on an ancient Ayurvedic healing system, still widely practised in India today. Stimulation of nerves in the head is believed to have a beneficial and balancing effect on the whole body, and is also said to improve condition of the scalp and hair.
Potential benefits of Indian Head Massage
Price: Indian Head Massage 30 min appointment - £20
Hot stone massage is a variation on classic massage therapy. The massage therapist uses heated, smooth stones to masssage areas of the body
The heat of the stones warm and relax the muscles, which allows the therapist to apply deeper pressure, if desired.The warmth of the hot stones improves circulation and calms the nervous system.Some massage therapists place stones on points that are thought to be energy centres of the body in order to rebalance the body and mind.
A common question people have is whether to get hot stone massage vs Swedish massage or a regular massage. Some people find the warmth of the hot stones to be comforting and get this type of massage for relaxation.Hot stone massage is particularly suited to people who tend to feel chilly or who have cold feet.It's also suited for people who have muscle tension but prefer a lighter massage. The heat relaxes muscles, allowing the therapist to work the muscles without using deep pressure.