Swedish Massage

Enjoy A Swedish Massage In County Donegal

Swedish massage is the most common and best-known type of massage. It is based on the Western concepts of anatomy and physiology, as opposed to energy work on Meridians or Sen Lines in Asian massage systems.

A basic treatment and deep tissue massage will last for 60 minutes, but 75 or 90 minutes gives the therapist more time to work on injured muscle tissue and achieve results.

Swedish massage can be slow and gentle or vigorous and bracing, depending on the therapist’s personal style and what he/she is trying to achieve depending on the clients’ needs.

Swedish Massage

What Happens During A Swedish Massage?

In all Swedish massage, the therapist lubricates the skin with massage oil and performs various massage strokes. These movements warm up the muscle tissue, releasing tension and gradually breaking up muscle “knots” or adhered tissues, called adhesions. Swedish massage promotes relaxation, among other health benefits.

Before the massage, the therapist will ask you about any injuries or other conditions that he/she should know about.

Things you would want tell a therapist include areas of tightness or pain, allergies, and conditions like pregnancy.  You can also tell them up front if you have a preference for light or firm pressure. It’s best not to get a massage if you are ill.

After the consultation, the therapist instructs you how to lie on the table — face up or face down, and underneath the sheet or towel — and then leaves the room.

He or she will knock or ask if you are ready before entering.