Swedish Massage - The perfect starting point if you've never had a massage.
What Happens During A Swedish Massage
In all Swedish massage, the therapist lubricates the skin with oil and performs various strokes that warm up and work the muscle tissue, releasing tension and breaking up muscle adhesions, or a/k/a those pesky knots. Swedish massage promotes relaxation, eases muscle tension and creates other medical benefits.
Before the massage, the therapist should ask you about any injuries or other conditions that he or 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. If your sick or have any issues related to toxins in your body, discuss massage with your normal family physician prior to getting a massage.
Typically you would lie on your stomach and be "draped" with a towel or sheet, how you dress under that is really a matter of personal preference. Some people are nude, others keep clothes on, your comfort level should dictate this along with the comfort level of your massage therapist. What is not good is not being uncomfortable in any way with your massage or therapist, as this is counter productive in many ways, and after all this should be a fun and fantastic experience that you enjoy greatly.
Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, and Relaxation Massage are all forms of Swedish Massage.
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Tuesday, 12 August 2008 00:17