Swedish Massage is the modality that comes to mind when most people think about massage. As the best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of Swedish Massage Therapy is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by working the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. But Swedish Massage goes beyond relaxation. Swedish Massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension. Before and during your Swedish Massage session at Westborough Massage, communication is encouraged with your professional massage therapist so that your massage is customized to your specific needs.
Massage Therapy during pregnancy is an excellent complimentary choice for prenatal care. Pregnancy Massage focuses on addressing the special needs of expecting women. Prenatal Massage not only helps relieve the most common and normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy like backaches, stiff necks, leg cramps, headaches and edema (swelling) but also relieves depression and anxiety caused by hormonal changes. Side-lying postures and cushions are used to prevent putting pressure on the abdomen and avoid any potential discomfort.
In this type of massage, smooth stones are heated and then lubricated with oil or essential oils. The stones are usually made of basalt, a type of volcanic rock that retains heat. The stones may be placed:
along your spine
on your stomach
on your chest
on your face
on your palms
on your feet and between your toes
The massage therapist will then place heated stones as they massage your body using Swedish Massage techniques. The therapeutic effects of heat are used to relax muscles more deeply.
Polarity Therapy is offered on a massage table while the client remains fully clothed. It includes a combination of light and firm pressure contacts, gentle rocking and stretching which promote the flow of life energy throughout the body. It has a sacred quality, putting you in touch with inner guidance and realigning the body to be in harmony with the soul. Polarity Therapy is very effective for building inner resources to manage stress.
Reiki works on different levels the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual enhancing everything in life. Reiki is not only one of the oldest healing systems in use; it is also one of the most versatile. This ancient Japanese method of healing uses energy to balance the body and mind, and its benefits can be felt by both Reiki practitioners and their clients. In fact, Reiki is believed to improve just about any aspect of life, from physical health to emotional well-being to stress reduction and mental clarity.
RYSE goes far beyond energy work based on older traditional models. Founded on the core concepts of Polarity therapy, RYSE realizes the fundamental evolution of our energy system. Through consciously clearing the residue and repairing the damage to your energy system, your clarity can be restored and your intuition becomes strengthened. The therapist will use energy clearing techniques and educate clients in how to maintain better energy system repair and balance.