Swedish Massage in London is probably the most well known or recognised massage in the West. It’s the one you’ll see in James Bond films or adverts for spas. If you are new to massage it’s a perfect place to start.
A Swedish Massage involves the rhythmic application of a range of massage strokes and techniques as part of a highly relaxing routine. It is a gentle style of massage designed to help the client relax and unwind. It is performed on a massage couch and using massage oil and towels used to provide warmth and maintain modesty. A Swedish Massage can be slow, gentle and relaxing or more rigorous and stimulating. Your preference may depend upon the time of the day or what you feel your body needs at the time. Light, medium or deep pressure preferences will also be tailored to each individual client.
Swedish Massage was developed in the 19th century by the Swedish Per Henrik Ling. It is based on the Western concepts of anatomy and physiology as opposed to the energy work on merdiens or sen lines as in Asian massage systems such as Thai Yoga Massage. It is a massage treatment that manipulates the body’s soft tissue, affecting the muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia. Swedish Massage is a perfect massage for combating stress and promoting well-being. Swedish Massage is a totally natural complementary therapy. It aids the healing powers of the body to return to a state of health and well-being.
Swedish Massage can benefit almost anyone, many use it to simply treat themselves and enjoy the deep state of relaxation or value the importance of taking time out for oneself. Swedish Massage has many health benefits, these include helping to relieve tension-related conditions such as headaches and muscular pain, improving skin tone and increasing the flow of oxygen and nutrients to cells and tissues. Swedish Massage stimulates blood circulation and assists the lymphatic system, improving the elimination of waste throughout the body. It stretches connective tissue and increases joint mobility and range of movement. Many illnesses are related to stress and Swedish Massage helps to combat and prevent this.
Before a Swedish Massage, the therapist will require a brief consultation. Any injuries, other medical conditions or issues will be discussed. Areas of tightness and pain and massage preferences will also be listened to. After the consultation the therapist will ask the client to undress to their underwear, giving them a clean towel and instructing them how to lie on the massage couch while they leave the area to provide privacy and respect.
A Swedish Massage will usually start with the client lying face down on a massage couch with your head in a specifically designed hole in the couch. This is so the spine stays neutral and there is no discomfort from turning your head to the side. The therapist will use massage oil and perform various massage strokes to warm up the muscle tissue, release tension and promote relaxation. A Swedish Massage will cover most areas of the body, mainly the legs, back, neck, head, arms and feet. An abdominal massage is optional and some clients prefer certain areas to be not massaged, such as the face or feet.
A Swedish Massage usually lasts an hour, however, shorter or longer sessions can be accommodated. Aftercare advice will be provided at the close of the treatment.
Liverpool Street is the nearest station, however I’m about half a mile away from Shoreditch High St, Moorgate, Fenchurch and Cannon Street Stations.
A few minutes walk from Liverpool Street Station, Bishopsgate Exit, cross the road at the traffic lights, you’ll see a Tesco’s on the other side of the road, turn left, past Boots and the next right, Middlesex Street, I’m on the right, opposite Nando’s.
15 minutes walk. Come out of the station, take a left on Bishopsgate, walk down until you see the Wooden Shades pub, lake a left, crossing the road onto Middlesex Street, I’m opposite Nando’s.
12 minutes walk, come out of the station, take a left onto Moorfields, then a right on to South Place, turning Eldon Street until you see Itsu, the road bends to the right, take a left on to Liverpool Street.
12 minutes walk, come out of the station, take a left on to Fenchurch Street, then at the junction take a right on to Bishopsgate, walk along on the right-hand side until you see Dirty Dicks pub and take another right onto Middlesex Street, I’m opposite Nando’s.
17 minutes walk, come out of the station, take a right on to Walbrook,walk past Bank tube station, carry on until Threadneedle Street, then on to Bishopgate, cross over to the right hand side, past Dirty Dicks pub, next right on to Middlesex Street. I’m opposite Nando’s.
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