Massage Envy Spa
25636 The Old Road
Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381
Hours of Operation:
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Sunday
9:00 AM – 10:00 PM Monday-Friday
8:00 AM – 10:00 PM Saturday
What is Swedish Massage Therapy?
Swedish massage therapy is the most common form of massage in the West, and if you have never had a professional massage before, this is a good place to start. The primary mission of the Swedish massage technique is to remove any muscle tension that is hindering you from relaxing. This is accomplished by increasing circulation and removing knots (adhesions) in the muscles with long, gliding strokes towards the heart. As the therapist releases tension, oxygen levels increase in the blood helping decrease muscle toxins, promote well-being and improve flexibility.
A wellness study featured in the New York Times, and conducted by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, found that those volunteers who received a 45-minute Swedish massage had significantly lower levels of the stress hormones cortisol, and arginine vasopressin – a hormone that can lead to increases in cortisol – than those participants who did not receive a massage. Even more profound a finding, those same volunteers also had increased levels of lymphocytes – (a white blood cell) which help fight common illnesses like the cold and flu.
To get the most from your Swedish massage we would like to encourage you to communicate with your therapist about any aches, pains, injuries, previous surgeries, or any other relevant information that could affect the quality of your massage. The more open you are with your therapist, the better they can tailor their technique to your exact needs.