• Each style of bodywork feels a little bit different, but all are intended to help reduce muscle tension, enhance circulation, and improve health. A relaxing Swedish massage is often a baseline for clients. In a general Swedish massage, your session may start with broad, flowing strokes that will help calm your nervous system and relax exterior muscle tension.

    As your body becomes relaxed, pressure will gradually be increased to relax specific areas and relieve areas of muscular tension. We use a light oil or lotion to allow your muscles to be massaged without causing excessive friction to the skin. The oil also helps hydrate your skin. You should communicate immediately if you feel any discomfort so that another approach may be taken. Massage and bodywork are most effective when your body is not resisting.

    For more specifics on other types of massage, bodywork, or treatments, please check our individual pages on the specific type of massage, bodywork or treatment you are interested in.