What is Swedish massage and how is it performed?
Swedish massage is the most commonly used and recognizable type of massage and it varies from light to vigorous techniques. Within this type of massage, you will find 5 basic strokes: effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber or with the fibers) and vibration/shaking. As a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) I have had extensive training in Swedish Massage.
When a client receives their first treatment, they are asked to fill out a health form (which can be found on the bottom of our home page, or at the clinic) and myself and the client will go over this information together and work on an ideal treatment plan. Once all questions are answered, the RMT will leave the room to wash their hands, and to allow the client to undress and get unto the table, between the two sheets. The RMT will knock before entering the room, check on the comfort of the client, then the treatment will begin. During the treatment, only the areas that are treated will be uncovered, and the client will be asked to confirm their comfort with the draping and pressure used. Once the treatment is over, the RMT will advise on how to get off the table, offer a towel to wipe off any excess lotion and leave the room to wash their hands and allow the client privacy while dressing. Once the client is dressed, the RMT will come back into the room and discuss any home care/stretches that the client can perform at home. At this time, payment, whether by direct billing to extended health care, or by debit, MasterCard or Visa will be processed and future appointments will be made.
Why you should try it
Swedish massage with help reduce tension, decrease pain, increase range of motion, reduce trigger points, increase mobility in fascia (connective tissues), increase relaxation and more.
Headaches, rotator cuff, low back pain, discomfort associated with pregnancy, sciatica, muscle spasticity, tendonitis and much more!
Cost of massage
30 minutes: $60
45 minutes: $75
60 minutes: $90
90 minutes: $130