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Birstall Wellbeing Centre
01924 420 783

Swedish Massage FAQ

How does Swedish massage  work?
Therapists at Birstall Wellbeing centre believe that Swedish massage or classic massage therapy improves circulation by bringing oxygen and other nutrients to body tissue. It relieves muscle tension and pain, increases flexibility and mobility, and helps clear lactic acid and other waste, which reduces pain and stiffness in muscles and joints.

When should I consider a Swedish massage?
Here is a list of some of the things a massage can help with:



If you are not sure then call the centre for more information.

How will a Swedish massage help me?

Swedish massage has shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness and is also helpful in individuals with poor circulation.

What clothing will I need?
You will be asked to undress (many people keep their underwear on) while our massage therapist is out of the room, and lie face down under a sheet on a padded massage table. You are underneath the sheet at all times, only the part of the body being treated at any one time is uncovered.

How private is the room?

The room has a lock on the door and no windows. The massage therapist will knock on the door to make sure you are ready. The massage therapist re-enters the room and will adjust the face rest and pillows to ensure that you are comfortable and properly positioned. Tell the massage therapist if you are too warm or cold.

Are there any  oils used?
The massage therapist uses a light oil or lotion on the skin and begins the massage. A full body massage usually begins on the back and then moves down to the legs. You will then be asked to turn over so you are face up. The massage continues on your arms, legs, neck, and abdomen.


What is a typical massage therapy session like?
A typical massage therapy session last for about 45 minutes. Your massage will begin with a brief consultation and review of symptoms, medical history, and lifestyle.

What happens at the end of the massage?
After the massage, the massage therapist leaves the room so you can get changed. Take your time getting up. If you sit or stand too quickly you may feel lightheaded or dizzy.

Will massage therapy hurt?
Massage therapy shouldn't hurt. Occasionally there is mild aching when the massage therapist applies pressure over "knots" and other areas of muscle tension. If the pressure is too strong for you, let the massage therapist know.

How will I feel after?
Most people feel calm and relaxed after a treatment. Occasionally, people experience mild temporary aching for a day.

How do I book a massage?

You can call in directly to the Birstall Wellbeing Centre for direction see our map. Or you can fill out a booking form, which can be found here.  






One of the best known massage technique in the world. Swedish massage therapists use long, smooth strokes, kneading and other movements focused upon superficial layers of muscle using massage oil or lotion.



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Swedish Massage



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A typical Swedish massage treatment lasts for about 45 minutes.

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