Elks imageSwedish Massage is the most common type of massage in the Western world involving a variety of strokes and techniques that are used to enhance the flow of blood to the heart, remove toxins from muscles, stretch ligaments and tendons, ease physical and emotional tension and ultimately energize the body.  Swedish massage is based on the concepts of anatomy and physiology as opposed to concepts of energy work.

Swedish massage uses softer strokes on the bonier and more delicate parts of the body, and stronger strokes where there is thicker muscle coverage.  This adjustment of pressure makes it an ideal massage for relaxation.

There are numerous benefits associated with the use of Swedish Massage:

• Relieving tightness of muscle tissue and stretching connective tissue
• Calming the nervous system
• Improving lymphatic drainage of metabolic waste
• Stimulating blood circulation
• Loosening joints and improving range of motion
• Improvement in length and quality of sleep
• Improved sense of well-being
• Improved nutrition to tissues