TRADITIONAL SWEDISH MASSAGE

Classical Swedish massage involves a precise manner of working the muscles through long smooth strokes. The Esalen massage technique responds to individual muscle tension. Both provide the following benefits.

Physical: Massage provides deep relaxation, reduces stress, relieves muscle tension and stiffness, and reduces muscle spasms.

Mental: Massage reduces mental stress.

Emotional: Massage creates a feeling of well-being, reduces levels of anxiety, and increases awareness of the mind-body connection.

Circulatory System: Massage speeds the elimination of metabolic waste products, helps reduce swelling, normalizes blood pressure, and facilitates tissue healing through increased circulation.

Musculoskeletal System: Massage increases the blood supply and nutrition to the muscles. Massage reduces spasm, tension, cramping, knots, and scar tissue. Massage can also increase joint range of motion by improving the circulation and nutrition of the joints.

Skin: Massage helps reduce tension in the skin and adjoining tissues, as well as increases its circulation and improves its nutrition.

Respiratory System: Massage deepens and normalizes the breathing pattern through relaxation of the nervous system and respiratory muscles.

Digestive System: Massage supports healthy digestion by shifting the nervous system from sympathetic to parasympathetic.

Tracy studied Swedish and Esalen Massage at Mueller College of Holistic Medicine in San Diego, CA.