The skin’s natural functions will be stimulated improving the condition of the skin and the warmth created will help relax the body physically and mentally. Body massage originated in Sweden. Swedish body massage is the original massage technique involving a sequence of movements working superficially and deeper into the tissue layers. Movements such as effleurage work over the skin with the palm of the hand producing relaxation, whereas movements like petrissage work deeply.
Petrissage movements such as wringing and kneading will help to relieve tension promoting deep relaxation in the tissues and muscles. As no two people are alike, the body massage sequence will be adapted to the client’s needs. Massage may be offered in the salon for one hour or half hour treatments, treatments may also be described as back massage, stress massage, all being adaptations of a Swedish body massage.
Deep Tissue Massage
This massage technique that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It aims to release the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas, either following or going across the fiber’s of the muscles, tendons and fascia.
At our beauty salon in Victoria SW1, Central London and close to Pimlico, Westminster and St James’s, deep tissue massage is used to release chronic muscle tension through slower strokes and more direct deep pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles not with the grain. Deep tissue massage helps to break up and eliminate scar tissue. Deep tissue massage usually focuses on more specific areas and may cause some soreness during or right after the massage. However, if the massage is done correctly you should feel better than ever within a day or two.
For those clients who are apprehensive about a massage treatment and of course the stigma attached to this may need some reassurance. A professional Beauty Therapist will offer this treatment respecting the client’s modesty at all times. The client is covered in soft towels, which are turned back to reveal only the area to be massaged at that time. Areas massaged in a full body massage are normally, legs, arms front of shoulders, abdomen (optional) back of legs or thigh and back. By ensuring you visit a reputable, established salon that displays professional certificates and qualifications, you will receive a wonderful, relaxing, treatment.
With all massages it is recommended to avoid alcohol and drinks containing caffeine until the following day.
If you require further information on our Massage treatments, or wish to book a Consultation or an Appointment, please call the Salon on:
Tel: 0207 222 4588
Tel: 0207 976 0648
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