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Swedish/Foot Reflexology

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Swedish massage uses long, slow, smooth flowing strokes to gently soften muscles which then allows the entire body to relax.

Utilizing the full surface of the palms and fingers and working at an even speed, hands gently glide along the muscles and skin. This technique works especially well along the long lengths of the body, wrists to shoulders, ankles to hips, and best of all, gliding evenly down the back from shoulders to waist.

This soft, loosening of the muscles and connective tissue releases general tension & tightness and instills an overall sense of relaxation and well-being.

When the musculature of the body reaches a certain level of tension and the tissues remain in this way for any length of time the brain sees this condition as "normal."

The brain allows the body to remain in this state even after the circumstances that caused the tension to occur are gone. Thus, muscles feel tight, sometimes painful, and tender to the touch. Many times mobility is decreased. Often when this is going on in the body, the mind is also experiencing the same condition and we feel "stressed" or "uptight."

After a prolonged period of stress we forget how to relax and calm ourselves. Our bodies get tight and we experience sore, achy, and restricted muscles. Our minds also tense up and we may emotionally react to the physical tension by being snappy, irritable, thinking less clearly and having difficulty sleeping.

If we can calm our muscles our minds can also quiet down but once the body gets "wound up" to a certain point, relaxing our muscles on our own can be difficult to do.

Through Swedish massage we can soften and relax the muscles, release the physical tension in the body and thus break the stress cycle. When the muscles and connective tissue relax the mind can follow and we get that good "Ahhhh. . ." feeling of being calm and centered once again. Even if we are not tense or stressed, when we are touched by someone in a healthy, safe, respectful and caring manor – Swedish massage just plain feels great!

Foot Reflexology is an ancient Chinese method of massaging and working points on the feet and ankles to affect various organs and systems of the body. There are also reflex points on the feet that can be massaged and pressed to effect the muscles and bones. Receive a reflexology ession and tune up your whole body. It will get your energy flowing and feel great on the feet to boot!