GIVE ME THE RUNDOWN
WHAT IS SWEDISH MASSAGE?
Swedish Massage therapy is what comes to mind when most people think about massage. It is simply the most well-known, and most common type of bodywork performed today. The primary goal of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body, but Swedish massage therapy can go beyond relaxation to provide a myriad of results from relaxation to invigoration.
HOW IS IT PERFORMED?
Long sweeping strokes; Friction induced heat as well as varying the level of pressure, are a few of the techniques alternated between to break down tension in the muscles. After that, the therapist will knead the muscles to penetrate deeper to loosen and relax the muscles being manipulated and also help to energise them. The pressure will vary from light to firm (dependent on movement and taste) but NEVER painful.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
It's been proven that a 45 minute Swedish Massage is exceptionally helpful at decreasing harmful muscle toxins. Some other benefits include; lowering the levels of stress hormones; Increasing the level of oxygen in the blood and helping the body to increase the number as white blood cells.
All-in-all improving circulation and flexibility, while easing tension, lowering stress and boosting the defense system.
Pretty good if you ask us :).
IS IT FOR ME?
Swedish Massage is the great standard for a massage.
Its that favorite familiar blanket - the perfect companion for a relaxing evening in.
It requires little prep time and is so versatile that it can be modified to almost (almost) feel like a different treatment. Simply by altering the speed, pressure or body part of the current treatment you could change the result.
This means that pretty much anyone will be able to enjoy it.
However, our normal T's and C's apply.
WHAT TO EXPECT?
BEFORE THE TREATMENT?
We value your time, and we want your treatment to go as smoothly as possible on the day, so we require a few things from you before we arrive:
Establish clear and easy access to your property - Our therapists must protect their own safety first. They could be bringing some heavy massage equipment to your location and should gaining access to your chosen property be deemed unsafe (such as an icy pathway, or stairs for example) they could refuse to start the treatment.
Fill in our consultation form (sent in the email confirmation) and send it back - A consultation is mandatory before any treatment can commence. By completing the form in advance we can make sure your treatment is true to its length, otherwise we have do it on the day, which will impact your treatment time.
Make sure there is enough space - therapists will need adequate room for all of their equipment and to work, that means moving all items that could impede the therapists ability to navigate around you. The therapists can refuse to complete the treatment should the area be deemed unsafe.
Be considerate of your environment - Whilst we really value your time and custom, we value our therapists health just as much; Spraying air freshener may seem like a good idea to you, but not to a therapist with Asthma; Refrain from smoking for an hour prior to your treatment (and during); Be mindful of extremes of hot and cold etc.
Pets must be secured away before the therapists arrive - This is not only to protect our therapists but also our other customers, as we are a mobile service, we could be moving from your home, to a home where a customer has an allergy to your pet.
On the day, your therapists will usually arrive 15 minutes before your treatment slot, this is the preparation time. Once they arrive the therapists will begin setting up all the equipment needed; Beds and Towels etc.
Providing you sent back the Consultation Form, you will be asked a few simple questions to confirm the information you have given is accurate, or to address any concerns.
You will then be asked to remove your clothes (Except for your underwear) and lie on the table in the position instructed by your therapist (usually on your front with Swedish).
And then just take a deep breath, relax, and enjoy...you earned it ;).
After your treatment, and once your re-clothed, your therapists will most likely recommend you drink a glass of tepid water. Our therapists will then begin packing their equipment away. Whilst we do that, and depending if it's possible based on the location you've chosen (work/home etc), we'd also recommend you take a few moments just to sit and be centred with calming thoughts, before life resumes itself.
The therapists shouldn't take long packing away and once the therapists have finished packing all their equipment, you are free to resume your day.
Whilst it is highly unlikely that you should ache the next day, if you have asked the therapist to work on a particular area, or you have asked for a firmer touch, then you could experience very slight soreness the next day - a warm bath, plenty of water and rest, should remedy it.
Whilst the above contains important things you need to know. Please read our full Terms and Conditions (FOUND HERE). We know it can be quite boring but it is important because it covers everything you need to know about (and should expect from) HomeSpa, your Therapist and your Treatment.