Swedish Massage (currently unavailable)

Due to the pandemic, this service is temporarily not available

This is a light to medium pressure full body massage.  Techniques used are effleurage (gliding motion), petrissage (wringing, lifting, and squeezing motion), and compression.

The flow tends to be fluid and smooth. For a relaxation session, the speed is slow and conscious.  Sometimes a faster speed is used, but not for a long period of time during a session.

We use a hypoallergenic grapeseed oil.

Swedish massage is perfect when you need a break from the impact of a hectic life and need to let go and relax.  Believe it or not, this type of massage is great if you are suffering from depression or anxiety.  During this treatment, the nervous system is being worked on and will calm these experiences.  With the improvement of circulation, this modality provides more oxygen to the brain.  Which helps the brain to function as it should and not be stuck in an unhealthy mode.

Benefits from getting this type of massage include:

  Soothe sore muscles

 

  Increase blood flow

 

  Relieve fatigue

 

  Work out waste in the tissues

 

  Stimulates the lymphatic system

 

  Lengthens & relaxes muscles

 

  Improve cellular nutrition

 

  Stimulates the nervous system

 

  Breaks up & soften fascia adhesion

 

  Reduce stiffness

  

I have found that the most beneficial session is a relaxing one.  We tend not to disturb you by talking with general conversations.  We want you to get the most out of why you booked the service. 

We do, however, encourage you to be empowered if you need to communicate with your therapist to let her know if the pressure is not the right level – as an example: being too deep (please keep in mind that this service will not go beyond medium pressure.  If you need deeper, we can change the service to a Deep Tissue or Therapeutic).  Also if you have areas you will not want the therapist to attend, please remind her. Otherwise, this service is your moment to let go and not have to do anything.


Other Useful Information

Cancer

As mentioned above, Swedish massage can affect the lymphatic system. Please let us know if you have known lymphatic issues, had lymph nodes removed, or were diagnosed with cancer. Please let us know if you are currently in treatment or have been out of treatment for less than 3 months; it is important your therapist is aware of this.  It is not to say that you cannot have a massage.

However, it is an awareness that must be shared so that your therapist can better serve you.  At Intuitive Spirit Healing Arts, we have been trained for addressing these issues and are capable of adjusting anything you may need. 

COVID, Cold, Flu, or other Types of Virus

If you have active COVID, a cold, the flu, or strep throat (or the like), it is preferable for you to wait until you get better before having your massage.  This protects you, the therapist, and other clients. 

It protects you because sometimes if you have a massage while you are sick (especially at the start of the cold or virus), it may make you feel worst.  With effleurage, we are moving blood, lymph, and other fluids in the body and will have a better chance (not in a good way) to spread the virus in areas it may not be present or was not planning to go. 

If you stay home and rest, then your body will do what it is good at by giving your immune system a chance to take care of those little buggers.

Injury or Surgery

If you had a recent injury or surgery, give yourself some time before having that area worked on.  If there is healthy swelling or warmth in the area, that means your body is being a superstar by starting the healing process.  With massage, you don’t want to risk taking that effort away from your body by moving the healthy swelling or warm out from the area it is serving. 

However, if you are in excruciating pain, you can still book a service to help with the pain.  It is ideal to visit your doctor first to ensure the injury is not critical. 

Skin Issues

If you have skin issues that are contagious at the time you are having your service, please contact us and re-book your service until the inflammation has gone.  These would include poison ivy, poison oak, chicken pocks, shingles, herpes flare-up, scabies, staph infection, or the like.

However, if you have eczema, rosacea, or psoriasis these are okay to receive a massage.  They are not contagious.

Other Health Concerns

If you have other health concerns that you are not sure if massage could help or not, please consult with your doctor.

Referrals of a Doctor

Keep in mind that if you have been referred by your doctor and you are working with a specific condition, always let your doctor know your progress and when you received your massage.  If needed, we can provide SOAP Notes and reports that you can share with your doctor. Just let us know prior to your appointment.

Disclosure

Massage Therapy or other healing services we do here, we do not claim that it will cure diseases.  Please do not stop taking any medications your doctor prescribed you with.  If you think you are feeling better as a result of your healing arts services, please have a discussion with your doctor and get reliable tests done to track any changes you are experiencing. 

We take our ethics oath seriously in order to stay in line with our client’s goals of being healthy and keeping our clients safe.

Yes, we do alternative services here, but we have great respect for the care a physician can provide.  When we work together, we all (including you) can better serve you for a healthier and thriving life.