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Back, neck and shoulder massage

Our popular massage style, which targets the upper body and is loosely based around the technique used in Swedish massage.

 

The treatment is designed to relax and ease tension in the areas of the body where muscle problems most often occur, and helps relieve stress build up for anyone whose upper back and neck holds a lot of tension, whether from lifestyle or abuse of computers.

 

WHEN

Easing stress and muscular tension in the back area resulting from a deskbound or sedentary job.

When you’re short on time or need to be back at your desk in your lunch hour.

Clarifying the skin on your back before a special occasion: If wearing a backless dress or going on a beach holiday for example (you can always buy an ‘add on’ treatment).

 

BENEFIT

Hydrating and nourishing dry skin with the application of carrier- and/or aromatherapy oils.

Improved circulation, muscle tone, boosting lymph and blood circulation to aid detoxification.

 

HISTORY

Swedish massage was invented by a Swedish fencing instructor named Per Henrik Ling in the 1830s. When he was injured in the elbows, he reportedly cured himself using tapping (percussion) strokes around the affected area. He later developed the technique currently known as Swedish massage. This technique was brought to the United States from Sweden by two brothers, Dr. Charles and Dr. George Taylor in the 1850s. The specific techniques used in Swedish massage involve the application of long gliding strokes, friction, and kneading and tapping movements on the soft tissues of the body. Sometimes passive or active joint movements are also used.