The origins of Swedish massage
In the 1797s, Pehr Henrik Ling, a Swedish, befriended a Chinese who taught him various training techniques from martial arts as well as the practice of Tui Na (a massage that is part of Chinese medicine) . These techniques help him to progress and to make a name for himself in his sport, fencing.
After several years as a fencing and fitness teacher, then having resumed medical studies, Pehr Ling developed a standard massage system which would later be known as "Swedish Massage".
5 different techniques are used in this massage: effleurage, kneading, friction, percussion and vibration
The primary objective of massage is to loosen muscle tension and stiffness. Like most classic massages, it stimulates the blood circulation as well as the nervous system and has relaxing effects at the psychological level.
Partial or whole body massage?
Swedish massage can be done for the whole body or just a part of the body. I offer two massage durations: 60 min or 90 min targeting different areas according to your needs.
60 min massage:
The 60-minute massage consists of a base where you can be massaged: back, neck and shoulders. Then you have the choice between legs and feet or arms and hands then head and face or belly and head.
Over a complete 90-minute treatment, you will have your back, shoulders and neck, legs, feet, stomach, arms, hands, head and face massaged. If desired, I can insist more on one part and skip another part (e.g. stay longer on the back and not massage the stomach.)