Swedish massage combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. Your massage therapist will utilize light to medium techniques. Swedish massage is great for overall relaxation, stress reduction, and for promoting a good night’s sleep. Swedish massage is also fantastic for promoting circulation and lymph movement. The benefits of Swedish Massage are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.
Deep tissue massage therapy targets the deeper layers of fascia and muscle in the body. Usually, this technique is for specific areas of pain. This type of treatment works better if the therapist works at a slower pace to break up the muscle knots. Therapists will often use their fingers, knuckles, forearms, and hands to loosen tight muscles.
Ashiatsu is a barefoot massage technique in which the therapist delivers deep, broad, consistent pressure while utilizing their feet and body weight. Working with gravity instead of against it, Ashiatsu therapists are able to provide an effective therapeutic massage without causing discomfort to themselves or the client.