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RMT Swedish Massage

Posted By On 25 Mar 2019
RMT Swedish Massage

If you are looking for a full-body relaxational massage treatment then Swedish Massage is for you. This form of therapy is known as “the best-known type of bodywork performed today”, with the primary goal of the technique focusing on relaxing the entire body.

In your appointment your Registered Massage Therapists will perform this treatment by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart.

Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation and has been prove to be exceptionally beneficial for increasing the levels of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving your body’s circulation and flexibility, all while easing tension.

An article in the New York Times (Regimens: Massage Benefits Are More Than Skin Deep) reported on a research study (Study Examines the Effects of Swedish Massage Therapy on Hormones, Immune Function) involving volunteers who had a 45-minute Swedish massage. The research found that:

“Volunteers who received Swedish massage experienced significant decreases in levels of the stress hormone cortisol in blood and saliva, and in arginine vasopressin, a hormone that can lead to increases in cortisol. They also had increases in the number of lymphocytes, white blood cells that are part of the immune system.
Volunteers who had the light massage experienced greater increases in oxytocin, a hormone associated with contentment, than the Swedish massage group, and bigger decreases in adrenal corticotropin hormone, which stimulates the adrenal glands to release cortisol.

What is Swedish Massage Therapy?

The most common Swedish Massage Therapy techniques include circular pressure that is applied by the hands and palms, firm kneading, percussion-like tapping, bending, along with stretching.

Before your treatment, as well as during your session, it is always important to communicate with your Registered Massage Therapist. Open communication will help ensure that your therapist can customize your treatment to your specific needs.

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This information and linked articles should be taken for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon for health care advice. Enjoy these testimonials. However, a result for one patient may not be typical of all patients. Our aim is to help you have an excellent experience at our Mississauga office and to help you reach your health goals.

Sandra Dale RMT

Sandra first became interested in alternative health care after receiving a reflexology treatment. Since then she has followed a path of wellness that has led to becoming certified in Reflexology, Aromatherapy and Massage Therapy. Graduating from Kikkawa College in 1995, Sandra has worked in a variety of clinical settings such as, motor vehicle accident and WSIB rehabilitation centres, chiropractic offices, multi-disciplinary health centres, spa settings, as well as a corporate massage setting. She has taught massage therapy in a night school setting. She also has trained employees of Air Canada and Brewer’s Retail in a BACK SAFE program. Sandra enjoys working with the whole community, from babies to seniors, offering them her knowledge and years of experience at hand. Her interests over the years have been additional studying in Thai massage, Ayurvedic massage and Hot Stone massage. She also has an interest in Lomi Lomi (Hawaiian massage). Sandra is a mother of two daughters and has lived in Mississauga most of her life. Her enjoyments include travel, tennis and dance. She is a certified ZUMBA instructor which combines Latin dance and exercise fitness. Her next venture is to study Yoga.

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