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Help! Swedish or Deep Tissue Massage?

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Have you asked yourself what the difference between Swedish massage and deep tissue massage is? How do you know which will be right for you? Here are a few tips to help you decide!

Help! Swedish or Deep Tissue Massage?

      Swedish       Deep Tissue 
  • Focus on improving lymph/blood circulation & relaxing superficial muscles.
  • Focus on connective tissue; the goal is to produce changes in movement and posture.
  • If you work at a computer all day, and your back and neck are usually tight and sore.
  • If you play sports and have specific trouble spots that you need to be tended to.
  • Improves circulation, relieves pain, improves mood, relieves stress, and improves sleep.
  • Improves chronic pain that is in the muscular origin, posture, & range of motion.
  • Light to normal pressure is applied using different techniques.
  • Deep pressure is applied using elbows.

Besides the most common Swedish and deep tissue massage types, don’t forget there are many more. We offer sports massages, pre-natal, neck and shoulder blasters, lower back blasters, and reflexology. Sports massages boost performance, enhance stretching, help to reduce lactic acid buildup, and include all the benefits of a Swedish, plus added benefits for the athlete. Our blasters are great because they focus on the specific area needed. The therapists combine a variety of techniques to treat the area in need. Reflexology is beneficial to add on to a pedicure or massage because there are points and areas on the feet that correspond to problem areas in the body.

If you are still stumped on which to choose, that is what your massage therapist is for. They are experts in deciding which massage is right for you! Our massage therapists say a healthy routine is to indulge in massage therapy once or twice a month. Think of a massage as preventative wellness care instead of a luxury.

Call The Spa at Spring Ridge at (610) 880-8265 or contact us online today to schedule your appointment for ultimate relaxation.