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.
Hot Stone Massage
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.
Chair Massage is performed in a specially designed chair with your clothes on. It is excellent for relaxation and more, depending on the technique(s) used by your massage therapist.
Enhance your relaxation with an Aromatherapy add-on!
Add an essential oil blend to your session. Choose from a variety of scents.