Swedish massage therapy was developed by Swedish doctor Par Henrik Ling in the late 19th century and involves the use of the hands, forearms and elbows to work the superficial muscles. It’s designed to promote relaxation, increase oxygen flow in the body and rid the body of toxins.
The purpose of Swedish massage is to bring relaxation to the body by manipulating the muscles with long, gliding strokes that follow the direction of blood that’s returning to the heart. Lotions and oils are often used to minimize friction between the therapist’s hands and the recipient and stimulate the skin.
Swedish massage is best known for helping people relax and for repairing overworked or injured muscles. Having regular Swedish massages will enhance your circulatory system, meaning that your muscles, tissues and other parts of your body will get more oxygen delivered to them each day.
It also stimulates your lymphatic system, helping the body to rid itself of stored toxins and strengthening your immune system. The elimination of these toxins and metabolic wastes shortens recovery time after intense exercise.
Your nervous system also benefits from Swedish massage, which is why it’s so closely associated with relaxation and pampering. In fact, regular massage is often recommended as part of an overall stress management program.
Premier Specialty Medical Massage
30 min: $50
50 min: $85
80 min: $145
Medical Massage is a manual technique that is used in rehabilitation therapy environment. It is not a general massage treatment like Swedish; rather, it’s a therapy applied to a specific problem area or pathology. Our medical massage therapists are certified and use many of the same techniques as Swedish massage, but use them as a preliminary softening of tissue to get to the deep muscle tissue, complex joint systems and inelastic connective tissue. Medical massage combines several manual therapies including Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point, proprio-neuro facilitation (PNF) and manual lymph drainage.
Many of our Medical massage patients are referred to us by doctors, chiropractors, physical & occupational therapists, massage therapists and other medical professionals. (Medical, Pregnancy, Oncology, Sports, Deep tissue, Emergency, etc.)