Swedish Massages in Atlanta
Treat Your Feet Buckhead offers Swedish massages in our Atlanta spa. Swedish massage therapy is the most recognized style of massage in the West because it can benefit just about everyone since it relaxes the entire body and increases blood circulation. If you are new to massage, Swedish massage therapy may be a good place to start.
During a Swedish massage, the therapist will use topical oils to massage the different muscles of the body. Depending on the muscular need, some massages may be very slow and soft, while others may be a bit more robust. The goal of a Swedish massage is to relax the muscles and unwind the “knots” that many people experience due to poor posture, overuse of muscles, and everyday stresses.
What is Swedish Massage?
Swedish massage techniques are used along with organic essential massage oils to relax the body, break up muscle “knots”, improve circulation and release toxins from the body through firm pressure application and long strokes. Swedish massage therapy is said to be one of the most beneficial types of massage due to the fact that light pressure is applied to muscles with techniques that increase blood flow to the heart. The process, in turn, increases oxygen in the blood and promotes circulation, relaxation, and overall stress relief. Swedish massage has become one of the most sought after massage styles because of its rejuvenating benefits to the mind, body and spirit. For this reason, many of the techniques used in this style of massage therapy are incorporated into other, more focused therapies.
Benefits of Swedish Massage
Swedish massage therapy is designed to relax individual muscles as well as increase circulation to large muscle groups. Our therapists in Atlanta will use long, firm strokes in the direction of the heart to help drain metabolic waste from your limbs and increase circulation, while providing an overall relaxing experience. The techniques used in Swedish massage therapy are also known to decrease both chronic and injury-related pain and soreness through increased blood and oxygen levels to the muscles.
Swedish massage increases serotonin which helps to provide the feeling of relaxation and rejuvenation, and can turn a good day into a great day. Some benefits are:
- Relief of muscle tension
- Increased circulation
- Pain relief
- Reduction in scar tissue
- Decreased fatigue, anxiety, and stress
- Boost to the immune system
- Overall relaxation and rejuvenation
What is the Difference Between Swedish Massage and Deep Tissue Massage?
Deep tissue massage therapy often incorporates techniques and strokes founded in the basis of Swedish massage therapy. Although these two different therapeutic massage styles both commonly promote relaxation and the relief of muscle tension, Swedish massage takes a more gentle approach. Deep tissue massage uses the application of increased pressure which focusses on the deeper tissue structure of the muscles.
Before your massage session begins, speak to your therapist about any conditions, aches, or injuries from which you are seeking relief. Treat Your Feet Buckhead’s experienced therapists in Atlanta will incorporate your specific needs and preferences for light or firm pressure into your massage session, so that you leave feeling fully relaxed and recharged.