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types of massage offered at Ellis Hollow Healing Arts

swedish deep tissue sports
reflexology rehabilitative hot stone
on-site chair side by side  
somatic awareness aromatherapy  

swedish massage
Swedish massage is the most prevalent and basic type of massage, designed to relax and energize the body and promote wellness and immunity by stimulating circulation. The soft tissues of the body are manually manipulated using various strokes (long gliding effleurage, kneading, and compression, in addition to vibrational, percussive, tapping , rocking and stretching movements).  Strokes are applied with oil or cream to encourage blood and lymph to flow toward the heart and calm the nervous system.  Swedish massage is a good choice for those who are looking to relax and let go of muscular tension resulting from stress. The many benefits of Swedish massage may include: increased flexibility, dissolution of scar tissue adhesions, improved circulation and immunity, overall relaxation, emotional release, toxin removal and reduced swelling from injury.  As with any method of massage, pressure levels can be adjusted to the client’s comfort, from light to firm and deep.   Please ask if you would like more or less pressure at any time.