Over the course of time, it is normal for the body to accumulate an unhealthy amount of stress hormones. It is the body’s response to pressure. It can be caused by relationship turmoil, stress at work, and other every day annoyances. An overabundance of stress hormones can lead to real physical troubles. Sleeplessness, headaches, and digestive problems can all be caused by too much stress.
Swedish massage, or relaxation massage, reduces the levels of stress hormones in the body, leaving clients feeling completely rested and relaxed. That feeling of relaxation can last long after the session is over. Swedish massage uses special techniques that initiate variations in the chemistry of the brain, leading to a reduction of stress and an improved mood.
During a Swedish massage session at Star Avenue Massage, the client lays on a massage table in a quiet, soothing environment. Using my hands, I will apply gentle pressure to the body, gradually working the muscle tissue. This gentle but deliberate kneading and rubbing of the outer tissue layers encourages total relaxation of both the body and mind.
One of the most significant benefits of Swedish massage is stress reduction. A single massage session can reduce stress by decreasing the heart rate and lowering insulin and cortisol levels. Massage can also improve blood circulation, resulting in lower blood pressure. Other benefits include pain relief, improved immune systems, and a sense of rejuvenation.
At Star Avenue Massage, I believe that Swedish massage should not be treated as a luxury, but as a real tool to enhance your health and well-being. It is my goal to help as many people as possible on their journey into wellness. Schedule an appointment in Littleton, CO with me today.