Indulge in an invigorating traditional Ayurvedic Swedana treatment that will expel toxins and impurities out of the body though the use of medicated herbal decoctions. This treatment also increases blood circulation which reduces pain and relaxes the body.
Swedana comes from the Sanskirt word Swid which means "to sweat". It is an Ayurvedic medical practice that was originally used for pain relief and body circulation in ancient India.
The most commonly offered and best known type of massage. It was devised at the University of Stockholm in 1812 by Henri Peter Ling.
This technique employs five different movements (long strokes; kneading of individual muscles; percussive, tapping movement; rolling of the fingers; and vibration) and oils beneficial to the skin. Used to improve the circulation, ease muscle aches and tension, improve flexibility and create relaxation.
Swedish massage is done with the person covered by a sheet, where each part of the body to be worked on is exposed in turn and then re-covered. The massage practitioners use kneading, stroking, friction, tapping and even shaking motions. Oil is used to reduce or eliminate friction and to facilitate making long, smooth, kneading stokes over the tissue and muscles of the body.
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