Massage Envy Spa
14652 Ventura Boulevard Suite 100
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Hours of Operation:
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Sunday
9:00 AM – 10:00 PM Monday-Friday
9:00 AM – 8:00 PM Saturday
What is Swedish Massage Therapy?
If you have been thinking about getting a massage lately, chances are you were thinking about the Swedish massage. Swedish massage, a therapy that combines a series of long, gliding strokes, percussion like tapping, and flexibility exercises, is the most common practice of massage in the Western world. Developed in the early 1800s by Dr. Ling of the University of Stockholm, the Swedish technique promotes wellness by increasing the level of oxygen in the blood and decreasing muscle toxins and tension.
In a study about the benefits of massage therapy conducted by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and published in The New York Times, researchers found that those participants who received a 45-minute Swedish massage, compared to those who did not, experienced significantly lower levels of the stress hormones cortisol and arginine vasopressin (a hormone that can lead to increases in cortisol and a stimulated lymphatic system (which aids in the removal of waste products in the body), proving the therapeutic benefits of massage therapy.
We encourage you to please share any ailments or pre-existing conditions with your therapist to ensure you get the most possible relief out of your session. With regular Swedish massage therapy sessions from Massage Envy, you will feel more connected with your body, less stressed and more vital than ever before.