One of the most commonly taught and well-known massage techniques, Swedish massage is a vigorous system of treatment designed to energize the body by stimulating circulation. Five basic strokes, all flowing toward the heart, are used to manipulate the soft tissues of the body.
I integrate a combination of kneading, rolling, vibrational, percussive, and tapping movements. Dominant benefits of Swedish massage include general relaxation, improved circulation which enhances healing and reduces swelling from known or unknown injury, dissolution of scar tissue adhesions, and increased flexibility.
Hot stone massage involves the use of water-heated stones in applied pressure during various massage strokes. As the stones are moved across the body they provide heat which deeply penetrates into the muscles, releasing tension. The hot stones are Basalt stones which over time have become sufficiently polished and smooth, necessay characteristics to ensure effectiveness.
All types of massage stimulates the release of endorphins and other healing enzymes which our bodies crave from stress induced states and injuries.