Swedish Massage

Mental Health Counseling located in Great Falls, MT
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Swedish Massage services offered in Great Falls, MT

At Open Door Wellness Center, located in Great Falls, Montana, It’s a firm belief to promote relaxation to rejuvenate a healthy mind and body. Sharlene Greyn, LMT, is a certified massage and neural muscular therapist that offers a Swedish massage to help patients feel their best. An excellent massage leaves you feeling fresh and ready to tackle any challenge that comes your way. Schedule an appointment through the online system or call the office today.

Swedish Massage Q&A

What is a Swedish massage?

A Swedish massage promotes the loosening of connective tissue while enhancing blood flow around the area. Like most common forms of massages, a Swedish massage applies rhythmic pressure through various soft tissues of the body. This technique encourages a limber body less prone to injury and provides mental rejuvenation.

A Swedish massage uses several massage techniques, such as tapping, rolling, and kneading. Additionally, Sharlene may apply a variant of oil or lotion to protect your skin against friction and chafing. 

What are the benefits of a Swedish massage?

Not only does a Swedish massage help prevent injury, but it also provides numerous additional benefits. Research indicates that a Swedish massage helps reduce blood pressure, drain lymph nodes, and relieve tension. Furthermore, a Swedish massage helps reduce symptoms of psychological conditions, such as depression and anxiety.

Are Swedish massages and deep tissue massages the same?

While both techniques offer health benefits, a Swedish massage differs slightly. The main difference between the two massages relates to their intensity. A Swedish massage is lighter and encompasses the primary goal of promoting relaxation. A deep tissue massage is more intense, emphasizing the loosening of ligaments and connective tissues.

A Swedish massage still encourages the relaxation of these tissues, however. Deep tissue massages tend to have some level of pain associated with them, as they can be very intense. 

Are there any risks from a Swedish massage?

A Swedish massage is on the lighter side of possible massage techniques. Nonetheless, there are still some risks associated with a Swedish massage. You should avoid a Swedish massage if you’ve suffered a recent injury, such as a broken bone or burn. Additionally, you should avoid this procedure if you are prone to blood-related conditions.

The use of blood-thinning medication, deep vein thrombosis, and thrombocytopenia provide additional risks associated with receiving a Swedish massage. It’s best to discuss your unique condition with your health care provider before seeking out a massage.

Schedule an appointment through the online portal or call the office located in Great Falls, Montana, to learn more about Swedish massage.

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