Treatments & Therapies

Practioners & Therapists

Brett Jackson

Swedish Massage

Overview of the treatments

Swedish massage is one of the most common forms of massage therapy in the UK. Massage therapy relieves stress. It is thought to help the body's stress response by lowering levels of hormones such as cortisol. Swedish massage therapy also appears to enhance immune function. It also improves circulation by bringing oxygen and other nutrients to body tissues.

Ailments which can be treated by this therapy

Patients get massage therapy for relaxation or for a variety of health conditions:
back pain, inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and tendinitis, stress relief and stress-related conditions, headaches and migraines, muscle and related conditions such as spasms, strains and sprains, repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. It is also helpful for respiratory problems, post-injury and post surgical rehabilitation.

How the treatment is done

Massage therapists use long, smooth strokes, kneading and other movements focused on superficial layers of muscle. The therapist uses a light oil or lotion on the skin. Massage will begin with a brief consultation and review of symptoms, medical history, and lifestyle. Swedish massage is tailored to personal needs.