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Swedish Massage


The classic Swedish massage technique is renowned for its long, flowing strokes and gentle kneading movements, which foster relaxation and soothingness for muscle movement. The famous Stockholm fencing instructor Peri Henrik Ling, the father of Swedish massage, created this method in the early 1800s. Over time, other individuals, including Doctor Johan Georg Mezger, improved Ling’s method, contributing to its global success as a form of massage therapy embraced by several professionals like myself.

My proficient Swedish massages in London promote physical and psychological relaxation, increase sensation, and prevent injury by releasing muscle tension. London Healing Touch’s massages in Clapham are perfect for anyone who suffers from regular pains and aches due to daily activities, including manual handling, sports, exercise, and even bad posture that has developed over time.

​During a Swedish massage, the therapist uses a variety of techniques including:

Effleurage consists of long slow strokes, done with the flat of the hands, following the counter of the body, warming up the muscles

Petrissage involves kneading, picking away from the bone and rolled back with a pressure action, getting deeper and targeting the fascia or connective tissue.

Friction normally done with thumbs and fingers between therapist’s hands and client’s skin creating heat and relaxation of the muscle

Tapotement are rhythmic movements that invigorate and stimulate the muscles, improving muscle tone, further loosening your muscles,  and also giving more energy to your body

Vibrations are produced by the palm of the hand with a rapid contraction and relaxation of the therapist’s arm on client’s muscle causing trembling and stimulating the nerves

Swedish Massage in London

Swedish massage is gentler than deep tissue massage and better suited for people interested in relaxation, tension relief and first-time users.

Swedish massage can be relaxing or energising, with slow or fast strokes depends on client ‘s request.

It is a whole-body therapeutic massage treatment that works the soft tissues and muscles to help restore health - creating a calming and balancing effect on the nervous system.

swedish massage in London

What are the benefits of Swedish Massage?

Swedish massage is known to release tension, stimulate nerve endings, break down adhesions, aid desquamation, eliminate waste products and help tone the muscle fibres. Benefits include:

Improved sleep influencing the body's production of serotonin and the creation of melatonin. With sleep your mind will be able to rest and reset

Works great to help people who suffer from health conditions or people who suffer from everyday troubles and concerns

It can be very helpful for people who hold a lot of tension in their lower back, shoulders, neck, due to daily activities such as sitting at the computer or exercising and wanting to get rid of those knots and prevent injury

Increased blood flow and lymph drainage, relieving pain and even promoting brain function especially after a surgery, due to scaring and swelling ; better blood flow means more oxygen to the places our bodies need it most, which ultimately means a better functioning body.

Why Choose London Healing Touch?

My journey from physical and mental suffering to self-discovery has provided me with a deep understanding of holistic healing, which has greatly inspired me to support those who are in similar situations. Coming from my experience of massage and Reiki as a personal starting point of my transformational journey, I am here to guide you in your quest for self-care and higher self-awareness. I hold an ITEC Level 3 Diploma in Massage, and I've got Reiki Ryoho, Master and Karuna, and Lightarian Reiki certifications. Rest assured that you are in good hands with me and that I am capable of providing you with great care and pain relief through my Swedish full-body massage in Clapham.

Swedish Massage Aftercare

After your mobile massage ensure that you drink plenty of water, as it is not only needed to keep you hydrated but also helps you remove toxins from the body. While you are taking a much-needed break, concentrate on staying healthy by getting enough sleep, eating properly, and exercising daily. Please refrain from consuming alcohol and caffeine within 24 hours of treatment, and be sure to schedule the next session with me to take advantage of my comprehensive Swedish full-body massage treatment in Clapham.

Possible Side Effects

Although rare, you might experience certain temporary side effects, such as fatigue, food cravings, or intensified emotions, once you are done with massage. While most people feel some discomfort during a colonic, these typically resolve within 24 to 48 hours, leaving one feeling recharged and rejuvenated.

  • What is mobile massage?
    My mobile massage therapy can be performed at your home, hotel, or workplace, provided that you have a private room for us to use.
  • Is Swedish massage safe for me?
    Swedish massage is generally safe for most people. However, I recommend consulting your doctor if (you have any health concerns before booking a session with me for your peace of mind.
  • What should I wear?
    All clients are advised to wear underwear. However, their modesty will be protected and respected at all times. Clients are required to bring their own towels, including two large and one medium-sized.
  • How long are the sessions?
    My Swedish massage sessions are a minimum of one hour but I can increase to two hours if you wish.

Experience the Healing Touch

Embark on a journey of relaxation and rejuvenation with the best Swedish massage in Clapham and surrounding areas at London Healing Touch. Book your session today and discover the transformative power of conscious touch and holistic healing at  London Healing Touch. I offer customised massages to your needs and preferences, ensuring a deeply relaxing and rejuvenating experience tailored specifically for you. Your well-being is my utmost priority. If you need more information about any of my services, don't hesitate to contact me. Customised massages to your needs.

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