Massage therapy, also known as Swedish massage, is the most common form of massage therapy in the Canada.
Massage therapists use long, smooth strokes, kneading and other movements focused on superficial layers of muscle using massage oil or lotion.
People get massage therapy for relaxation or for a variety of health conditions:
Massage therapy relieves stress. It is thought to help the body’s stress response by lowering levels of hormones such as cortisol.
Massage therapy also appears to enhance immune function.
This massage uses naturally-formed basalt stones, which are heated to approx. 40°C-50°C. The deep penetration of the heat into the body increases the relaxing effects. Muscle cramps are relieved, and the oxygen flow to cells and the removal of waste materials is enhanced. At the same time, the psyche and the soul are relieved of stress and internal tensions. Well-being is increased and the internal balance is restored. This massage is also ideal for problems with joints, muscle ache, indigestion, and to enhance the lipid and tissue metabolism.