The effects and benefits of Swedish Massage have been well researched and documented. A 45 minute massage increases serotonin, dopamine and oxytocin that help balance and elevate mood. Serotonin and dopamine are both neurotransmitters. Lowered levels of either serotonin and dopamine have been linked with depression, anxiety and overall lethargy. Increased levels, as with massage, will bring about a feeling of emotional well-being and balance. Oxytocin, commonly referred to as the “cuddle hormone,” has been shown to release while cuddling, as well as while in a massage. It is technically a hormone, it tends to act like a neurotransmitter making a sweet little neuropeptide that makes you feel warm and soft inside.
13 Benefits of a Swedish massage
1/ RELAXATION > calms the nervous system and relaxes muscle tension.
2/ REDUCES STRESS > many of us live demanding lives, stresses can manifest in the body with increased muscle tension and pain. Swedish massage helps to clear unwanted responses to stress.
3/ INCREASED FLEXIBILITY > Elongates the muscles opens the joints and decreases swelling, which ease movement and facilitate flexibility.
4/ IMPROVES POSTURE > Postural imbalances have many have many sources, from overworked muscles to prolonged sitting or injury, Swedish massage helps to ease the Muscular Postural Imbalance.
5/ IMPROVED BLOOD CIRCULATION > Swedish massage dilates the blood vessels and widens the membrane pores in the body improving your bodies ability to deliver fresh blood to the muscles and organs.
6/ RELEASED ENDORPHINS > Increases levels in Serotonin and Dopamine in massage recipients improving mood and a feeling of well-being.
7/ METABOLIC BY-PRODUCTS FLUSHED OUT > Swedish massage stimulates circulation it flushes out Lactic Acid and Uric Acid that can build up in muscles that are overused.
8/ INCREASED RANGE OF MOTION > Swedish massage incorporates motion and stretching techniques that open and lubricate joints increasing range and facilitates more fluid movement.
9/ SUPPORT HEALTHY IMMUNITY > Swedish massage increases the flow of Lymphatic fluid that increase Lymphocytes so immune cells are produced in the Lymph nodes.
10/ INCREASES NUTRIENT SUPPLY TO MUSCLES > By increasing circulation Swedish massage increases the blood supply and nutrients to the muscles.
11/ INCREASES ENERGY > Increased circulation also means more oxygen can be delivered to the body, resulting in a boost of energy.
12/ IMPROVED SLEEP > Swedish massage increases Serotonin which facilitates easier an longer sleeps.
13/ RELIEVES HEADACHES > Many headaches or migraines are the result of stress and / or poor circulation. Swedish massage relieves the stress associated with tension and headaches and improves circulation.
All professional Sensational Swedish Massages can be combined with a relaxation and / or deep tissue massage with natural oils and scents to completely relax and revitalise you..
1 hour $75
1/2 hour $40