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Swedish Massage in London

Swedish Massage in London

Swedish Massage in London

Swedish Massage in LondonSwedish Massage in London

Mental and emotional benefits
Mental benefits associated with swedish massage in london therapy include the following:

mental relaxation
improvement in length and quality of sleep
relief of stress, depression, anxiety and irritation
increased ability to concentrate
improved sense of well-being
Description
In Swedish swedish massage in london, the person to be swedish massage in londond lies on a swedish massage in london table and is draped with a towel or sheet. It is a full-body swedish massage in london treatment, except in areas that are contraindicated or where the client requests not to be touched. Aromatic or unscented oil or lotion is used to facilitate the swedish massage in london movements. Each session usually lasts 30-60 minutes. Depending on the client’s preferences, a swedish massage in london session may involve the use of several or all of the following basic techniques: effleurage, petrissage, friction, vibration, and tapotement.

Effleurage

Effleurage is the most common stroke in Swedish swedish massage in london. It is a free-flowing and gliding movement towards the heart, tracing the contours of the body using the palm of one or both hands. Oil is applied with this stroke to begin the first stage of swedish massage in london. The therapist applies a light or medium constant pressure. This stroke is used to warm up the muscles, relax the body, calm the nerves, improve blood circulation and heart function, and improve lymphatic drainage.

Pétrissage
This technique resembles kneading dough. It involves lifting, rolling, and squeezing the flesh under or between the hands. Pétrissage is designed to release muscle tension, improve blood flow, and increase lymphatic drainage.

Friction
Friction strokes work on deeper muscles than the techniques previously described. The friction technique is a pressure stroke and is the deepest that is used in Swedish swedish massage in london. The swedish massage in london therapist applies pressure by placing the weight of his or her body on the flat of the hand and the pads of the thumbs, knuckles, fingers, or the back of the forearms, and then releases the pressure slowly and gently. This movement should be a continuous sliding motion or a group of alternating circular motions.

Vibration

To effect vibration, the swedish massage in london therapist gently shakes or trembles the flesh with the hand or fingertips, then moves on to another spot and repeats this stroke. Vibration is designed to release muscle tension in small muscle areas, such as those on the face or along the spine.

Tapotement
Tapotement, or tapping and percussion, is a quick choppy rhythmic movement that has a stimulating or toning effect. The following are variations of tapotement:

Cupping : The therapist forms the hands into a cup shape with fingers straight but bending only at the lower knuckles; the thumbs are kept close to the palms. The therapist strikes the flesh with the flat of the hands one after another in quick succession.
Hacking: This technique is similar to cupping. The therapist uses the sides of the hands with palms facing one another to make a chopping movement.
Pummeling: For this stroke, the therapist makes loose fists in both hands and applies them rapidly in succession over the thighs and buttocks.
Tapotement techniques are invigorating to most people but may be too intense for some. When prolonged, tapotement leads to overstimulation and even exhaustion of the nerves and muscles. In addition, it should not be used over varicose veins or directly above bony structures.

Preparations

Swedish swedish massage in london requires the following equipment:

swedish massage in london surface: This may be a professional swedish massage in london table or any firm but well-padded surface.
A clean sheet to cover the part of the body that is not swedish massage in londond.
Cushions: These may be needed, depending on the client’s wishes, to prevent lower back pain. The cushions may be placed under the head and the knees.
Oils: The base oil should be a vegetable oil, cold pressed, unrefined, and free of additives. These oils contain such nutrients as vitamins and minerals in addition to fatty acids. They do not clog the pores as mineral oils often do. Essential (aromatic) oils may be added to provide additional relaxation or other therapeutic effects. swedish massage in london oil should be warmed in the therapist’s hands before it is applied to the client’s skin.
Precautions
Swedish swedish massage in london should not be given to patients with the following physical disorders or conditions:

nausea, vomiting or diarrhea

fever
broken bones, fractures , dislocations, or severe sprains
contagious diseases
open or unhealed sores or wounds
body areas that are inflamed, swollen or bruised
varicose veins
recent surgery
severe pain
jaundice
frostbite
kidney disease
large hernias
hemorrhaging
torn ligaments, tendons, or muscles
high blood pressure or heart problems
certain kinds of cancer
history of phlebitis or thrombosis (These patients may have blood clots that may become dislodged and travel to the lungs, with potentially fatal results.)
drug treatment with blood thinners (These medications increase the risk of bleeding under the skin.)
Some clients with histories of physical violence or abuse may feel uncomfortable about removing their clothing or other aspects of swedish massage in london. A brief explanation of what happens in a swedish massage in london session and how they can benefit from swedish massage in london is usually helpful.

Side effects

There have been few reported side effects associated with of low or moderate intensity. Intense swedish massage in london, however, may increase the risk of injury to the body. Vigorous london has been associated with muscle pain and such injuries as bleeding in the liver or other vital organs, and the dislodgment of blood clots.

Research & general acceptance
Swedish is now gaining acceptance from the medical community as a complementary treatment. Studies have shown that can relax the body, decrease blood pressure and heart rate, and reduce stress and depression. It may also provide symptomatic relief for many chronic diseases. Many doctors now prescribe therapy as symptomatic treatment for headache , facial pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, other chronic and acute conditions, stress, and athletic injuries. Many insurance companies now reimburse patients for swedish massage in london prescribed therapy. As of 2000, however, Medicare and Medicaid do not pay for this form of alternative treatment.

Training & certification

There are 58 training programs swedish massage in london accredited by the Commission for Accreditation/Approval in the United States. They provide a minimum of 500 hours of swedish massage in london training. Certified therapists have graduated from these programs and passed the national certification examination for therapeutic swedish massage in london. They are also required to participate in continuing education programs to keep their skills current.

There are several national associations for swedish massage in london therapists in the United States, including the American swedish massage in london Therapy Association and the National Association of Nurse swedish massage in london Therapists. Persons interested in swedish massage in london therapy should contact these organizations for referral to local certified therapists.

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