Massage Envy Spa
3835 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Unit A-1
Westlake Village, CA 91362
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 is the basis of all other western-based massage therapy techniques. Its primary goals of relaxation and overall well-being are based on the medical practices of physiology and anatomy and include five main stroke styles: effleurage (sliding), friction, petrissage (kneading), tapotement (drum-like tapping) and vibration, all of which encourage blood flow back to the heart. This increased circulation removes lactic and uric acid build up in muscles and increases ligament and tendon flexibility for an unprecedented level of relief.
Developed in the early 1800s by Dr. Pehr Henrik Ling for patient relief, the Swedish massage was found by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine to significantly decrease cortisol levels. Cortisol, a stress hormone, has been known to cause chronic stress, a condition that affects bone density, immunity, blood pressure, cognitive performance and more.
Swedish massage techniques are most effective when designed to the specific needs of your body. We encourage open communicate with your professional massage therapist about any aches, pains, or pre- existing medical conditions you may have so they can customize your massage to give you optimal relief. Feel more connected with your body and reduce emotional and physical stress with Swedish massage therapy.