Stressed • Tense • Feeling Tired • Aches & Pains • Back Ache • Sore Muscles
Whether you exercise or not regular massage helps alleviate these symptoms. It's relaxing and therapeutic with benefits to both body and mind.
Benefits to the body:
• Improves circulation and lymphatic flow
• Calms the nervous system
• Accelerates the healing process
Benefits to the mind:
• Reduction in tension and anxiety
• Renewal of energy
• Feel good factor
Swedish massage is an enjoyable massage that promotes stress relief. It is used to improve circulation, relieve muscle pain and tension, increase flexibility and induce relaxation. It combines four basic strokes to the skin:
• Effleurage - long gliding
• Petrissage - kneading, rolling and picking up
• Tapotement - cupping, hacking and pounding
Massage oil or cream is used.
You will be properly and respectfully covered by towels at all times for your warmth and security. A light oil or cream will be used during your massage to allow your muscles to be worked without causing excessive friction to the skin. As the massage progresses the work may become deeper and more specific to your needs. We always encourage an open dialogue between Client and Therapist to ensure the best possible care.
For a full body massage it is best to undress down to your underwear but please don't worry as you will be covered at all times and only the part being massaged will be uncovered.
You should always make sure you are comfortable during your massage. At any time you can move to make yourself more comfortable and relaxed. Some people like to talk whilst others like to close their eyes or fall asleep. You can also ask questions at any time.
You will feel the effects of your massage very quickly and this can include:
Effects on the body:
• muscle relaxation
• improved circulation
• improved lymphatic drainage
• calming of the nervous system
• improvement in pain management
• accelerated healing process
Effects on the mind:
• emotional relaxation
• reduction in tension
• renewal of energy
• reduction in anxiety
• increased body awareness
• 'feel good' factor
After your massage you may feel a little light headed or dizzy. Your skin may redden but this is normal and will pass after an hour or so. You may also experience muscle soreness for a day or two.
• drink plenty of water
• take it easy
• be aware of your posture
• maintain a good posture
• Exfoliate and moisturise skin regularly
• Eat healthy
• Exercise regularly
Within 12 hours, you should not:
• eat a heavy meal
• use a sauna, steam room or sun bed
• drink too much caffeine
• drink alcohol
There are many conditions that can prevent a massage from taking place. Some medical conditions require a medical certificate from your doctor before a massage can be given.
Some conditions known as local contra-indications can prevent a particular body part from being massaged but it does not prevent the rest of the body from being massaged.
If you have a medical condition, please speak to your doctor before having a massage.
Medical conditions include:
• Arthritis (Active or Swollen)
• Epilepsy within the last 12 months
• Heart Disorders
• High Blood Pressure
• Low Blood Pressure
• Oedema (Medical/ Non-Medical)
• Recent Haemorrhage
• Recent Operations
Local Contra-indications include:
• Cuts, Abrasions & Sunburn
• Skin Disorders, for example eczema, athletes foot
• Severe Bruising
• Varicose Veins
Other contra-indications include:
• You feel unwell, have a fever, flu or high temperature
• You are under the influence of alcohol or drugs
Your well-being and safety is paramount. During your consultation any medical conditions or local contra-indications should be disclosed but please don't worry, we are here to give you the best massage tailored to your individual needs.
A full body massage lasts for 70 minutes and generally starts with the back of the legs and feet, then the back,(turn over), feet, front of legs, stomach (optional), arms and hands, chest, shoulders, neck, scalp and face.
Part body massage is also available, for example, back only, back and legs, legs only.
Cost: 30 mins £25 / 60 mins £40
Sweets Beauty tailors each massage to suit your individual needs.
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