Sep 13, 2018
Manchester, m60 2ds
Do you lead a hectic lifestyle both at work and home? Have you become worn out, tired, and experience symptoms related to stress? Are you looking for an affordable way to relax and improve health and happiness? If you answered Yes to any of these questions, keep reading...
I'm an experienced 22 year old 5ft5, size 8, female trained and qualified Therapist in Swedish massage. I am dedicated in providing excellent service and ensuring you leave with a smile.
Stress can present itself in many forms: muscle aches and pains, joint problems, headaches, stiff necks, poor posture, insomnia, anxiety, and exhaustion
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Traditional Swedish massage consists of four types of massage strokes:
1. Effleurage – a long or circular stroking movement made with the palm of the hands. Often called the ‘hello’ or ‘goodbye’ strokes as they are used at the beginning and end of the massage, at the beginning to warm and soften the muscles and at the end to soothe and relax the client.
2. Petrissage (from French pétrir, “to knead”) – massage movements with applied pressure that are deep and compress the underlying muscles. Kneading, wringing, skin rolling, and pick-up-and-squeeze are the petrissage movements used to loosen up the muscles.
3. Friction – uses the thumb or fingers to pinpoint knots (trigger points) and congestion in the muscle tissue. Added force is applied to the area, such as shoulder muscles, to break down adhesions. The movements include rocking back and forth or cross-fibre friction.
4. Tapotement – uses hacking or cupping techniques applied for the purpose of relaxation. Each technique involves using both hands to alternatively strike the skin. As other techniques achieve the same results more effectively tapotement is not widely used.
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