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Swedish Massage -
Full body, face and scalp £38...Full body £33...Back neck & shoulder £23… leg massage £20
Our massage therapists utilise Swedish Massage as the foundation for a treatment and blend in various techniques to address the specific needs of the client. In general, the manipulation of the body’s soft tissue (i.e. the skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments) using the hands is a gentle, flowing massage technique that uses varying degrees of pressure and stretching movements. It is most commonly used for relaxation and improving well-being as well as easing muscular tension.

Massage can be defined as the systematic and manual manipulation of the body’s soft tissue for therapeutic purposes promoting health and well-being.

The general public is now very aware of the value of massage in combating the stresses and tensions of modern living. Athletes, sports people and dancers include massage in their training schedules to aid recovery and to prevent or treat soft tissue injuries.

Most massage therapists utilise Swedish Massage as the foundation for a treatment and blend in various techniques, depending upon training and experience, to address the specific needs of the client. In general, the manipulation of the body’s soft tissue (i.e. the skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments) using the hands is a gentle, flowing massage technique that uses varying degrees of pressure and stretching movements. It is most commonly used for relaxation and improving well-being.

A typical full-body massage session lasts for about one hour, our therapists will offer shorter sessions for treating specific areas such as backs, shoulders and necks or any areas giving discomfort, aches or pains. On the first visit, clients are asked a number of questions concerning general well-being, injuries and medical conditions that our therapist should know about, in order to determine if there are any contra-indications (physical conditions that would prohibit or limit a massage treatment).

This massage is performed with oil (grapeseed, sweet almond, coconut, etc. to suit the client's individual needs). A good oil will nourish the skin and allow a free-flowing movement as it allows the hands to glide over the area. Our therapist will sense responses but will also ask about the strength of their touch. Remember, "no pain, no gain" holds no truth in massage. If discomfort or pain is experienced, the client should feel free to ask for the treatment to be modified.

The benefits of Massage:

• It reduces stress and anxiety by relaxing both mind and body
• It promotes positive body awareness and an improved body image through relaxation
• It eases emotional trauma through relaxation
• It helps increase joint mobility
• It deepens respiration and improves lung capacity by relaxing any tightness in the respiratory muscles
• It improves circulation to the skin, increased nutrition to the cells and encouraging cell regeneration
• It improves elasticity of the skin
• It increases sebum production, helping to improve the skin’s suppleness and resistance to infection
• It strengthens the immune system, due to increase in white blood cells
• It helps to reduce pain by the release of endorphins
• It reduces oedema (excess fluid in the tissue) by increasing lymphatic drainage and the removal of waste from the system
• It improves circulation by mechanically assisting the venous flow of blood back to the heart
• It relieves muscular tightness, stiffness, spasms and restrictions in the muscle tissue.
• It increases flexibility in the muscles due to muscular relaxation.
• It increases blood circulation bringing more oxygen and nutrients into the muscle. This reduces muscle fatigue and soreness
• It promotes rapid removal of toxins and waste products from the muscle
• It improves muscle tone and balance, reducing the physical stress placed on bones and joints.

 
 
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The North Spa
18 North Road
St Helens
Merseyside
WA10 2TL

Tel: 01744 755 702
Email: info@thenorthspa.co.uk

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Sat 10am – 4pm
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