Swedish Massage

One of the most commonly taught and well-known massage techniques, Swedish massage is a vigorous system of treatment designed to energize the body by stimulating circulation. Five basic strokes, all flowing toward the heart, are used to manipulate the soft tissues of the body. The disrobed client is covered by a sheet, with only the area being worked on exposed. Therapists use a combination of kneading, rolling, vibrational, percussive, and tapping movements, with the application of oil, to reduce friction on the skin. The many benefits of Swedish massage may include generalized relaxation, dissolution of scar tissue adhesions, and improved circulation, which may speed healing and reduce swelling from injury.

These Practitioners can offer Swedish Massage in their Sessions:

Aimee Hanson

I combine a mix of Swedish, Shiatsu, Reiki, myofascial release and polarity.  I use a client centered approach, adjusting pressure and massage types based on each individual session.  The goal is relaxation and assisting in wellbeing. I have over 16 years of experience and look forward to working with you. 

Alice Palacio

Alice combines a blend of long, fluid swedish strokes and slow, deep myofascial release to bring you back into your body. She finishes each massage with gentle Craniosacral unwinding techniques. Her specialty massages include Craniosacral and Prenatal sessions. She is also available for Bodycare sessions.

Ashley Keith

Ashley’s foundation for her intuitive, creative bodywork sessions comes from her study and practice of yoga, sound health and her passionate genuine connection and deep listening to another person’s well-being.  She began her studies in Berlin, Germany where she apprenticed in a studio called OSHO Rebalance Massage.  She continued her education at Cypress Health Institute of Santa Cruz and Esalen Institute of Big Sur.  Ashley combines the elements of Swedish massage, Acupressure, Polarity and Reiki energy work, to tailor each session to meet every client’s needs.

Cecily Heath

To Cecily, massage is an artful expression that blends her passion for holistic living and her curiosity of the human body. She has been a certified massage therapist since 2010 after graduating from the Boulder College of Massage Therapy. Her love for massage developed much earlier, however. Growing up with massage professionals in her family, she understood the benefits of massage early on and was drawn to the profession. 

Cecily has over 1000 hours of training and still counting. She has been trained in Zen Shiatsu, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, Prenatal, and Trigger Point Therapy. Cecily’s technique creatively blends these modalities into one fluid and effective treatment. With a focus on promoting anatomical balance and engaging the parasympathetic nervous system to encourage a sense of wholeness and well-being in her clients. 
 
Cecily encourages open communication to ensure that her client’s expectations are met, and often exceeded. At your appointment you can expect her to see you as a unique individual and to personalize the session to meet your specific needs and preferences. You can also expect her to actively listen to your insights about your body. With each session her intention is to bring awareness to tension patterns and stagnant areas so that change can occur. It is her firm belief that when we are aware of what is happening within our bodies, we bring a greater sense of awareness into the world around us. 

Cecily looks forward to working with you to create greater balance and well-being in your body and your life

Chella DeVoe

Chella was introduced to bodywork in 2008 during a Reflexology workshop in Boulder Colorado, and has been endlessly discovering styles and modalites ever since. Attending the Pacific Center for Awareness and Bodywork on Kauai, Chella spent time learning to work deeply on a fascial level, while still cultivating the quality of relaxation necessary to support the release and unwinding of tensions. Chella is also a yoga teacher and student of Ayurveda that practices making health and wellness a way of life.  

Chris Hutcherson

Chris studied at Mueller College of Holistic Health in San Diego, where he focused on Shiatsu, Tuina and Chinese Meridian Theory.  He incorporates this into Myofascial, Deep Tissue and Sports massage, helping to facilitate muscle relaxation, stress relief and calming of the mind.  He is also trained in Craniosacral Therapy.  Chris has been a Certified Massage Therapist since 2005.

Christy Marquez

Graduate of McKinnon Institute of Massage in Oakland CA, Christy has 15 years experience in Massage Therapy. Her style massage can be described as “grounding.”  Using firm yet gentle techniques to relax tension, relieve pain, and work out specific issues. Connecting strokes to reconnect and balance the body. Pressure can be light, medium, firm, or even deep tissue, depending on clients needs and requests. Neck and shoulders are a favorite area to work.