What is a Swedish Massage?
Swedish massage is what comes to mind when we think about a massage.
As the most popular type of bodywork performed today, one of its primary goals is to relax the entire body.
This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles using long gliding strokes towards the direction of blood returning to the heart.
Swedish massage, however, goes one step beyond relaxation and stress relieve.
It is exceptionally beneficial for increasing oxygen levels in the blood, it decreases toxins present in the muscles, it improves circulation and flexibility while easing tension.
Additional Swedish massage techniques include circular pressure applied by the hands and palms, firm kneading, percussion-like tapping, bending and stretching.
Swedish massage in Leyton is the combination of many different techniques rolled into one session.
If it's your first time or you don't have massages very often then Swedish massage is the perfect place for you to start.
What to Expect?
Swedish massage in 4elements-masssage is the perfect way to relax and unwind.
You will be shown in your room by your therapist where you will be given time to prepare for your treatment in privacy.
You will not be completely exposed at any point of your treatment as your therapist will uncover one little bit of you at a time depending on the area they're working on.
That is done in order to keep your muscles and soft tissue nice and warm.
If you're worried about anything or feel uncomfortable at any point, please don't hesitate to say so.
The selected oils are then used to slowly massage with a series of strokes and techniques specific to the part of your body and based on what you want to achieve.
For example, long gliding strokes across your back will help you relax whereas kneading and rubbing will unwind any knots.
This type of treatment takes into account the delicate or tender areas of your body, so it will be comfortable and soothing.
Meditative background music during massage helps you unwind and lose your self in relaxation.
Don't be afraid however to say so if you'd prefer not to have it.
Being content in your surroundings is the most important factor in relaxation and will help you sink happily into your massage.
The same goes for talking.
Therapists are very sensitive to how much their client wants to communicate and will limit or encourage conversation accordingly.
Some people like to chat a bit; others don't.
It doesn't matter as long as you're comfortable, relaxed and receptive.
After your massage, you'll feel relaxed and sleepy, so give yourself plenty of time to unwind.
Savour the feeling of having every muscle in your body gently stretched and smoothed out.
Massage can leave you feeling thirsty and needing to go to the bathroom more than usual - this is because the treatment has stimulated your lymph circulation and your body is flushing out toxins.