Professional Massage Therapy in Your Home or at My Offices
Serving NYC, Long Island, Wantagh, Nassau County, NY
Eugene Wood, Licensed and Certified Massage Therapist
"About six months into my new sales position, I noticed that my back and neck were constantly stiff and sore.
An old friend suggested that I find a Swedish massage therapist. Since I did not have time to argue, I found Eugene Wood through another friend and went to my first session.
I was amazed how much better I slept that night. We set up a regular schedule for my massage sessions when I am in town."
Massage improves the bodies circulation. Having an improved circulation has many health and wellness benefits, especially helpful for people with diabetes, people on low sodium diets, and senior citizens. Massage will speed healing after injury, and has been known to enhance other medical therapies in recovery from disease.
Many ailments can be treated with massage therapy and it promotes a sense of well-being and relaxation. Boosting the circulatory and immune systems can benefit blood pressure and aid in digestion. Muscle tone and skin tone can be stimulated through therapy. The health benefits that are gained through massage therapy are beneficial in alleviating symptoms and reducing pain.
People are looking for ways to live healthier and prevent illness and disease in their lives. Taking steps to add positive influences can keep a person healthy and happy for years. Adding massage therapy to the regime will offer a person another outlet to promote a strong well-being. Finding the right massage therapist in NYC or Wantagh, Long Island that is trusted, and offers comfortable surroundings, is essential. Knowing what the process involves and what techniques are being used allows a person to be completely relaxed during treatment.
Swedish Massage Therapist
The technique of this type of massage has been credited to Per Henrik Ling. A Swedish physical therapist, he created a massage system to aid gymnasts. His technique was later discovered by Johan Georg Mezger.
The strokes of this soft tissue massage system were named by Mezger, using French terms. Since then, the two are closely related within the history of this form of massage.
There are specific strokes related to Swedish Massage Therapy. The results expected should include the release of tension and a feeling of being relaxed completely. A qualified massage therapist should be able to apply the proper amount of pressure in the areas that need the most relief. Some conditions can be treated through massage. Back pain, headache, osteoarthritis and even anxiety has shown a reduction of symptoms through massage therapy.
Effleurage is a stroke used in this form of massage therapy. This promotes relaxation and is generally used in the beginning and at the end of a session. The stroke is a light, gliding motion over the skin. The therapist maintains contact with their hands on the body, and directs the stroke towards the heart.
The massage therapist will then move into another stroke called the Petrissage. This technique consists of circular manipulations using shorter strokes. The therapist will knead, squeeze, push or grasp the muscle tissue. This stroke can be done with one or both hands. Pressure is applied to the area through the palm of the hand, fingertips, thumb, knuckles or forearm. This stroke is used in the middle of massage treatments, after the effleurage stroke has been performed and the body is relaxed and warm. The results can be soothing and stimulating.
When there is a direct injury accompanied by inflammation, the next stroke called friction will benefit injuries. These strokes are used to help break down connective tissue within the muscles. This technique can help sooth tendons and ligaments from inflammation, like tendonitis. The therapist uses small circular motions with the proper amount of pressure. Gentle stretching of the affected area is performed and ice is applied to treat the tissue. Friction is performed when tissue is relaxed and fingers are used to compress the tissue over the injured area. The pressure is increased slowly, and short back and forth strokes are applied.
Another stroke is called tapotement. This stroke is performed by cupping the hands and holding the fingers firmly together. Light to heavy chopping strokes are made by the edge of the therapists hand. Gentle to heavy pounding with the side of a fist is sometimes performed. This technique is used primarily for relief in respiratory conditions and can help the lungs.
Swedish Massage Therapy in NYC and Wantagh NY
How A Swedish Massage Therapist Can Improve Your Health
What is a Swedish Massage?
The art of touching to heal has been around for thousands of years. Massage is the rubbing and kneading of muscles and joints on the body to relieve pain and tension. Ancient history shows that massage was used as far back as five thousand years ago.
The health benefits from this form of massage therapy are vast. The techniques used can affect nerves, muscles and circulation. There are positive affects on organs, glands, and bones that promote good health overall.
"Swedish massage has been shown to increase blood levels of oxytocin, a hormone that helps relax the muscles and reduce blood pressure and cortisol levels. As a Swedish Massage therapist, I know about bone structures, key muscles, joints, and all the functions of all the systems of the body.
-Eugene Wood, LTM
A massage therapist will learn about bone structures and all the key muscles and joints. They must know the functions of all the systems of the body. A massage therapist learns about all the main diseases and how they affect the body. They must understand movement through kinesiology, which is the study of motion and body mechanics. The therapist will be well-educated in the role and application of massage and how it promotes good health and rehabilitation.
A Swedish massage therapist in NYC; Wantagh, Long Island; or anywhere must be trained and educated in the art of touch. Many states require a therapist to complete formal education and pass an exam for a license. Some states require training and education and other certifications. A therapist must have essential knowledge of the human body. Many classroom hours as well as hands on training must be dedicated to become qualified in massage.
Swedish massage in NYC or Wantagh, Long Island is not just a luxury, it is a positive part of a healthy lifestyle. Contact us and make an appointment today with an experienced, qualified massage therapist and receive $20.00 off the first visit.