The Classic Massage
The Classic Massage (also known as the Swedish Massage) is the most common and best-known type of massage used in the West. The Classic Massage uses a variety of techniques specifically designed to relax muscles by applying pressure to them against deeper muscles and bones, and rubbing in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart. It involves the use of kneading, stroking, friction, tapping, and vibration and may provide relief from stiffness, numbness, pain, constipation, and other health problems. In all Swedish massages, the therapist lubricates the skin with a massage oil and performs various massage strokes that warm up the muscle tissue, releasing tension and gradually breaking up muscle “knots” or adhered tissues. The main purpose of Classic Massage is to promote relaxation, increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles.
What to Expect with a Classic Massage
In a Classic Massage the therapist generally starts by working the back, using various massage strokes. After the back, the therapist works the back of each leg, then massages the front of each leg, both arms, and generally finishes with the neck and shoulders. A therapist might work in a different order because they all have their own style and techniques. If you only have a 50 minute massage, you can also ask the therapist to spend more time on a certain area that is sore. If the pressure is too light or too firm, please speak up so that we can make an adjustment.
The Classic Massage does include some deeper work on areas of specific muscle tension, but if you truly want deeper, more intensive work and firmer pressure, we recommend that you consider our Renew Deep Tissue Massage http://www.mymassagestation.com/massage-services/
How Will I Feel After a Classic Massage?
Having a Classic Massage is very much like doing a workout. If the muscles aren’t used to it, they often respond with some soreness.This should last for no more than a day or two. If it lasts longer, the massage therapist can make an adjustment in the next session. However, just as with exercise, when your body adjusts to having this type of workout, your physical response will also be less intense. A professional massage is more than an ordinary backrub. Your massage therapist can find all the kinks that have built up from daily stress and too little or too much exercise. The whole point of a therapeutic massage is to release that tension, work out the kinks and help your body relax so it can function at an optimal level. All of this work stretches muscles, pushes blood into them and gets things working again