Swedish massage

Relax with a Swedish Massage

Swedish massage is by far the best-known and most popular type of bodywork today. Swedish massage uses long, gliding strokes and generous amounts of oil or cream to relax the entire body, ease tension and calm the nervous system. It is a fabulous treatment for anyone who is feeling stressed out or bound up with tension. Swedish massage is known for decreasing the stress hormone, cortisol, and increasing white blood cells, which helps fight colds and other illnesses. It also increases oxygen in the blood while decreasing muscle toxins, tension and spasms, which improves circulation and flexibility.

During a Swedish massage, Kristina Lentz uses a variety of strokes, including circular motion with fingers, hands and palms, firm kneading, percussion or tapping and bending and stretching. Her primary goal is to relax the client’s entire body and relieve or eliminate any muscle pain. She varies the rhythm of her massage, depending on her client’s needs. For someone solely desiring relaxation, her rhythm is slow and gentle. For athletes with adhesions and knotted muscles, her massage is vigorous and bracing.
Kristina sometimes combines Swedish massage with other modalities, such as trigger point, my official release and acupressure to target particular problem areas. This allows the muscles (and the client) to totally relax after deeper tissue work.

If you feel tired and stressed out, or if you just want to pamper yourself a bit, a Swedish massage from Beyond Massage in San Rafael might be just what you need! A wonderful, relaxing Swedish massage also makes a great birthday or anniversary gift for someone special in your life. Ask Kristina about a massage gift certificate. Your loved ones will thank you for your thoughtfulness over and over again!