Massage Envy Spa
1348-A N. Moorpark Rd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
Hours of Operation:
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Sunday
9:00 AM – 10:00 PM Monday-Friday
8:00 AM – 8:00 PM Saturday
What is Swedish Massage Therapy?
Swedish massage therapy combines smooth, gliding strokes with restorative kneading, and cross-fiber friction to relax muscles, oxygenate blood and eliminate toxins. Its techniques utilize therapies based on anatomy and physiology, (unlike Eastern practices based on energy alignment), for emotional and physical stress treatment.
Developed in the early 1800s by Dr. Pehr Henrik Ling at the University of Stockholm, the Swedish massage gets the entire body to relax by rubbing the muscles in a manner that aids blood flow back toward the heart. This increased blood flow in turn, removes lactic and uric acid build up in muscles, and increases ligament and tendon flexibility for an unprecedented level of relief.
A study conducted by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the Federal Government’s leading agency in holistic research, identified the benefits of massage therapy in everyday life. Participants who received a 45-minute Swedish massage showed decreased levels of the stress hormones cortisol and arginine vasopressin and increased activity in lymphatic system which helps boost immunity; proving massage therapy to be an integral part of overall wellness.
For optimal massage results, please share any aches, pains, or other medical conditions you may have with your professional therapist so they can customize your session to your specific needs. Feel more connected with your body and reduce emotional and physical stress with Swedish massage therapy.