Swedish Massage

by | Oct 30, 2013 | 0 comments

swedishThe term “Swedish Massage” refers to a variety of techniques specifically designed to relax muscles by applying pressure to them against deeper muscles and bones, and rubbing in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart. This form of massage was created at the turn of the century by Henry Peter Ling in Sweden. It involves the use of kneading, stroking, friction, tapping, and vibration and may provide relief from stiffness, numbness, pain, constipation, and other health problems. The main purpose of Swedish massage is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles. Other possible benefits include stimulation of circulation, an increase in muscle tone, and a balance of the musculo-skeletal systems. Swedish massage shortens recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the tissues of lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes. It increases circulation without increasing heart load.

The usual sequence in which a swedish massage strokes are conducted are Effleurage, Petrissage, Friction, Vibration, Percussion, and finally passive and active movements (bending and stretching).

This is one of the most relaxing styles of massage therapy.

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avatarA loving THANK YOU to both Ally and Alan. Ally gave me two prenatal massages during my pregnancy that comforted, soothed and balanced me. Both me and baby Jiyah were filled with love and warmth with the hands of compassion. Later, I went for another massage and brought Jiyah (now 8 months) with me. Alan was sweet enough to watch over my beautiful son while Ally worked on me. The next thing I know, there's Jiyah melting into a meditative state into Alan's hands! Mother and son both receiving loving treatments. I about cried with joy. And the energy in that room I will never forget. Thank you again Ally, from a mother of two going through a trying transition. You uplifted my spirit and shared your love and healing energy. Thank you Allan for your patience, kindness and full body baby massage on Jiyah. He was calm and peaceful the rest of the day and slept better than he had been. Jiyah had been clingy and restless because he could also feel the transition in our lives. We are blessed to have two conscious beings doing beautiful work! I plan on more sessions and is considering bringing my 8 year old as well! See you soon! With love, Natalie

Natalie B
avatarAfter a long exhausting week of Holiday Air Travel. A "REAL" massage was what I needed. Being new to the SB area from NYC.  I got on yelp Monday morning,(sometimes Hit or Miss) This was definitely a " HIT " I called around 10:00 and by 11:00 I was in the hands of a 'True Healer". I arrived drained, in pain & with a slight headache. I left completely relaxed & rejuvenated. Thank you Alan.
Alan is the Asclepius of Santa Barbara.

Kati C.
avatarIt's amazing how easily we talk ourselves out of things. For example, when I tell some people about I AM Healing, they think there has to be some sort of catch--the idea of donation-based body work simply sounds too good to be true. I'll admit, for a second there, that I wondered if it would be... if there was some fine print I was missing, or if I'd feel guilty for being unable to contribute financially. However, within minutes of walking into the studio--and seconds, really, of interacting with any of its incredible contributors-- you'll know: you ARE contributing, just by being there. The healing that takes place within this center cannot help but radiate outward, leaving a trail of goodness in its wake. It is remarkable, and we are truly blessed to have them in our community!

I went to Metatron for massage/energy work, and without needing to explain myself, he sensed what needed to be done. I felt supported, seen, hopeful, and safe the entire time. During the massage, he went straight into some of the deepest holding patterns in my upper back; working through the tough spots in a way that (somehow!) managed to be both relaxing AND productive. For hours afterward, my breath was open and expansive in a way that is rarely accessible to me. The Access Consciousness work, which I would recommend to ANYONE and everyone, was extremely powerful. Its effects have lingered in my body, surprising me at times with the way they continue to crop up: rising from deep within like a belly laugh. It's impossible for me to describe it fully... the only thing I can say is GO, and feel the transformation for yourself.

Visiting this center was the first step in a long process of healing, one I am just beginning, and one that will surely continue for the rest of my life. All I can say is, with healers like this in the world--people who really, truly HEAL because they must, because the world needs people who have come alive-- the process can only be a beautiful one. Visit this place and be reminded of what it feels like to have hope. To be free. To be loved.

Jenna