Swedish Massage

Swedish massage involves action on and manipulation of the body soft tissues with manual pressure, tension, motion, or vibration. Massage can be applied with the hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearms and feet.
Some of the basic strokes used in Swedish massage are:
  • Effleurage, long, flowing strokes with a varying levels of pressure that soothes and relaxes the muscle and improves circulation.
  • Petrissage, is done by lifting, stretching, rolling, compressing, kneading or squeezing to manipulate tissues and muscles. It breaks down tightness and tension in large muscles.
  • Kneading, is a petrissage movement which involves compressing soft tissues against each other and/or against the underlying bones.
  • Friction, is a deeper and firmer stroke. It focuses on a very small area of the body, compressing soft tissues against bone.
  • Percussion, takes the form of rapid movements from the wrists in which the body is struck with soft blows from each hand alternately.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue massage is a massage technique that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue.
When muscles are stressed, they block oxygen and nutrients, leading to inflammation that builds up toxins in the muscle tissue.
Tension in the body is released through slow strokes, deep pressure or friction applied on the contracted area, either following the grain of the muscles, or going across fibres of the muscles, tendons and fascia.
The deep pressure is applied using the palm of the hand, fist, forearm or elbow to help the breaking up and elimination of scar tissue.
A deep-tissue massage helps loosen muscle tissues, release toxins from muscles and get blood and oxygen circulating properly. It is normal to experience some soreness during and after a deep tissue massage, this is due to relieving tension and restrictions within the muscles but it should not last more than a day or two after the treatment. 

Hibiscus Holistic Massage Ltd
Company number: 07419803
Registered in England.
Registered address : Ground floor, 1/7 Station Road, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 1HT.