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Swedish massage
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Services and Pricing

Massages60 min90 min
Regular massage includes:
Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Myofascial
Craniosacral, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Face, Hot towel, in every massage.
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History of Swedish massage therapy

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Swedish massage, often credited as the foundation of modern Western massage therapy, has a rich and fascinating history dating back to the 19th century. It was pioneered by Per Henrik Ling, a Swedish physiologist and fencing master, who developed a system of medical gymnastics known as “Medical Gymnastics” or “Swedish Movement Cure” in the early 19th century. Ling’s techniques involved a combination of movement, stretching, and massage to promote health and well-being. His work laid the groundwork for what would later evolve into Swedish massage.

The term “Swedish massage” was popularized by Johan Georg Mezger, a Dutch physician, who is often considered the father of modern massage therapy. Mezger adopted Ling’s techniques and refined them, introducing a standardized system of strokes and techniques that formed the basis of Swedish massage as we know it today. He coined the terms effleurage (long, gliding strokes), petrissage (kneading), friction (circular or cross-fiber movements), tapotement (percussive tapping), and vibration (fine, rapid shaking movements) to describe the various techniques used in Swedish massage. Mezger’s systematic approach and terminology helped establish Swedish massage as a recognized form of therapeutic bodywork.

Swedish massage gained international recognition and popularity in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, thanks in part to the efforts of practitioners like Dr. Emil Kleen and Dr. Sven Olov Molander, who further promoted and refined the techniques. It was during this time that Swedish massage began to spread beyond Europe to North America and other parts of the world. Today, Swedish massage remains one of the most widely practiced forms of massage therapy, valued for its ability to promote relaxation, alleviate muscle tension, and improve overall well-being. Its enduring legacy as a cornerstone of massage therapy speaks to the effectiveness and versatility of its techniques.

Difference between Swedish massage and deep tissue massage

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Swedish massage and deep tissue massage are both popular modalities within the realm of therapeutic bodywork, each offering distinct benefits tailored to different needs and preferences. Swedish massage is characterized by its gentle, flowing strokes, which aim to promote relaxation, improve circulation, and alleviate tension in superficial muscles. It incorporates techniques such as effleurage (long, gliding strokes), petrissage (kneading), and tapotement (percussive tapping), creating a soothing and rejuvenating experience. Ideal for those seeking stress relief or general relaxation, Swedish massage provides a gentle yet effective approach to massage therapy that can benefit individuals of all ages and activity levels.

In contrast, deep tissue massage focuses on targeting deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue to address chronic tension, pain, and restricted mobility. Therapists use firm pressure and slow strokes to penetrate beyond the surface muscles, reaching areas of tension and adhesions. Deep tissue massage can be more intense than Swedish massage and may involve discomfort, particularly in areas of chronic tension or injury. However, it offers profound therapeutic benefits, including improved posture, increased range of motion, and relief from chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia or sciatica. Deep tissue massage is often preferred by athletes, individuals with chronic pain, or those seeking targeted relief from specific musculoskeletal issues.

Benefits of a Swedish Massage

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Swedish massage offers a myriad of benefits that contribute to both physical and mental well-being:

  1. Relaxation: One of the primary benefits of Swedish massage is its ability to induce deep relaxation. The long, flowing strokes and gentle kneading techniques help to calm the nervous system, reduce stress hormone levels, and promote a sense of overall tranquility. This relaxation response not only alleviates physical tension but also fosters mental clarity and emotional balance.
  2. Improved Circulation: The rhythmic movements of Swedish massage stimulate blood flow throughout the body, enhancing circulation and oxygenation of tissues. This increased blood flow delivers nutrients to cells more efficiently while aiding in the removal of metabolic waste products, promoting detoxification and tissue regeneration. Improved circulation also supports cardiovascular health, reducing the risk of hypertension and other circulatory disorders.
  3. Muscle Tension Relief: Swedish massage effectively targets muscle tension and soreness, making it an ideal treatment for relieving aches and pains caused by everyday activities or sedentary lifestyles. The combination of gentle pressure and kneading motions helps to release tight muscles, reduce stiffness, and improve flexibility. By loosening muscle knots and promoting better range of motion, Swedish massage enhances physical performance and reduces the risk of injury.
  4. Stress Reduction: Beyond its physical benefits, Swedish massage offers profound stress relief by triggering the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good hormones. These neurotransmitters promote feelings of happiness and relaxation while diminishing the perception of pain and stress. By promoting a state of deep relaxation and mental calmness, Swedish massage helps individuals cope with daily stressors more effectively, leading to improved mood and overall well-being.
  5. Enhanced Immunity: Regular Swedish massage has been shown to boost the immune system by stimulating the lymphatic system, which plays a crucial role in fighting infections and illnesses. By encouraging the circulation of lymphatic fluid, Swedish massage helps to remove toxins and pathogens from the body, thereby strengthening the immune response. This immune-boosting effect can help individuals ward off common illnesses and recover more quickly from infections, supporting long-term health and vitality.

Amore Domenica Swedish Massage Experience

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The Amore Domenica Swedish Massage Experience is a journey of rejuvenation and relaxation, tailored to envelop clients in a haven of tranquility and luxury. From the moment you step into our serene spa environment, you are greeted by a team of skilled therapists dedicated to providing personalized care and attention to your individual needs. Our Swedish Massage Experience begins with a thorough consultation to understand your goals and preferences, ensuring that every aspect of your treatment is tailored to deliver the ultimate relaxation and renewal.

As you settle onto the plush massage table, soft music fills the air, creating a soothing ambiance that sets the stage for deep relaxation. Our expert therapists employ a combination of long, flowing strokes, gentle kneading, and rhythmic tapping techniques to melt away tension and stress, leaving you feeling blissfully relaxed and rejuvenated.

With the use of premium massage oils and lotions, infused with calming aromatherapy scents, the Amore Domenica Swedish Massage Experience transcends the ordinary, transporting you to a state of profound tranquility and well-being. Whether you seek relief from muscle tension, stress reduction, or simply a moment of indulgent self-care, our Swedish Massage Experience promises to exceed your expectations, leaving you refreshed, revitalized, and ready to face the world with renewed vigor.

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