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Therapeutic Swedish Massage
Swedish massage is the foundation of what all Registered Massage Therapists practice. The five basic strokes are effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber) and vibration/shaking.
Other techniques that may be included in a treatment are:
-trigger point therapy
-breast massage *
*for more information on the value and importance of breast massage, check out this article by Debra Curties RMT at
-muscle relaxation, pain reduction, improvement in range of motion, easement of joint stiffness, increased circulation, stress reduction. Assists in detoxification and improves sleep.
What can it treat?
-repetitive strain injuries, back pain, sciatica, stress/anxiety, TMJ syndrome, sleep disorders, headache/migrain, thoracic outlet syndrome, arthritis, digestive disorders, scar tissue/adhesions and much more.
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