Meant for overall relaxation and stress relief. This massage can be done with light, medium or firm pressure. This “traditional” treatment, known as Swedish massage, is one of the most popular and common massage modalities. It relies on the power of healing touch. If you’ve ever had a massage, there’s a good chance you’ve experienced at least some form of Swedish massage. This treatment has one main focus: relaxation.
Dawn’s Touch, we use soft, long strokes and incorporate effleurage, (a French term meaning “light touch,”) to warm up the body.
There is much more to this type of massage than just a light, feathery touch. Once the muscles are warm, your therapist will use different therapeutic techniques to work deeper. This includes petrissage, which refers to kneading soft tissue, friction, which helps release joint tension, and tapotement, which increases circulation and breaks down scar tissue.
This type of massage borrows techniques from China, Egypt, and Greece. Swedish massage combines the best aspects of healing touch: it’s therapeutic AND relaxing.