The Swedish massage is one of the most common types of massage. It is also the foundation of other styles of massages such as deep tissue massage, sports massage, and aromatherapy massage.
This type of massage is highly advisable if it’s your first time at the spa, or you don’t have an idea which massage is best for you. This massage usually takes about 50- or 60-minutes, but if you get 75 or 90 minutes, it will give your therapist enough time to really work the muscle tissue and help achieve results. This type of massage can involve gentle and slow techniques or firm and vigorous methods. It all depends on your instructions or on the therapist’s personal style.
If you prefer soft and gentle work, just tell your massage therapist. On the other hand, if you want firmer work and you can tolerate more pressure, just tell your therapist or ask if you can book a deep tissue massage. If you have medical condition or allergies, be sure to inform your therapist as well.
What to Expect During a Swedish Massage?
In all Swedish massage, the therapist will apply a massage oil to lubricate the skin. He or she will then perform various massage techniques such as the basic strokes for a traditional Swedish massage. The basic strokes are used to release the tension, warm up the muscle tissue and break up adhesions.
While massage rooms and spas are usually a quiet place, don’t hesitate to talk to your massage therapist. Tell the therapist if you have an injury or experiencing any discomfort during the Swedish massage therapy. It is also best to tell them upfront if you have a specific preference for soft or firm massage pressure.
After talking to your therapist, he or she will then instruct you to lie on the table, and then leave the room to give you enough time to change your clothes. After a few minutes, he or she will ask if you are ready for the massage before entering. Massage tables usually have cloth or sheets that you can use to cover your body.
Swedish Massage Benefits
- Going to a Singapore massage spa regularly will calm your nervous system, help promote relaxation, and improve well being. It can also reduce anxiety and tension in your body, which can result to helping relieve depression.
- Swedish massage can help you feel more energetic by improving blood circulation or increasing the flow of nutrient-rich oxygen to your muscles. Additionally, it stimulates the lymphatic system, which carries the body’s waste products, meaning you’ll process the good and the bad much quicker.
- If you’re feeling any muscle cramps and spasms, a Swedish massage is highly advisable. Just inform the therapist of your problem areas so they can help you relieve this pain. Some patients who have arthritis and sciatica may also benefit in this type of massage.
- Swedish massage can reduce stress. Be it from home, work, or relationships, stress is a problem that most of us have to deal with. What many don’t realize is that stress can cause general mood disruptions, tension headaches, muscle soreness, and other health issues. Getting a massage can help reduce the stress of your day to day life.
Whether you need to relax or you just want to try massage for the first time, don’t hesitate to schedule a session at Grand Spa. We are open 24 hours a day so we can schedule at a time that is most convenient to you. Visit our website for more details.