Swedish Massage Colorado Springs
Ah the decadent Swedish massage, a staple of the massage world community focused on the relaxation of the entire body. Now to be clear, unless otherwise specified by you, every massage gives you full bodywork. Sometimes a person may request for only problem areas to be targeted or certain areas to be avoided but the common expectation is to get a full body tune up. Swedish massage treatments utilize varying intensities but mostly fall under the lighter or more subtle side of pressure. The strokes used are longer, gentler and less intense then its deep tissue counterpart. As mentioned under the deep tissue treatment, it is perfectly common for a hybrid style massage where some deep tissue techniques are used on specific problem areas while Swedish treatments are used as a larger more comprehensive approach. Some bodies are high maintenance and require more rigorous treatment while other bodies respond better to a soothing and more tender touch. The benefits of a Swedish massage also include improved mental well being and blood flow circulation. For those with a lot on their mind and not really looking to give feedback during a massage treatment, the classic Swedish treatment provides just the right kind of outlet.
This is not the type of treatment to undergo if you are wanting to treat chronic pain or sport injuries. This treatment uses a lot of the hands, with a good variation of palms and fingers and stays away from the deep tissue application of elbows and forearms. Since the pressure is not as firm as the deep tissue treatments, there isn't’ the need for constant feedback, making this a great option for first timers. Here it is the more superficial layers of your musculoskeletal system being targeted. Circular motions intertwined with various rolling, kneading, stretching, and tapping techniques allow you to get lost in your own little paradise during your time under the table drape. If at any point during this treatment you find areas that need more firm pressure or even those deep tissue methods simple let your massage therapist know, or you can simply make a note of a spot that needs more work for the your next quality me-time appointment you schedule! It is always good to know what you want the outcome of your massage to be. If your goal is recovery, you might want to take a look at or revisit the deep tissue section of our services section, but if your goal is to simple escape and relax the swedish treatment may be just right for you!