Swedish Massage beginning at $50/hr, $70 for 1 1/2 hr.
Swedish massage is the most common and best-known type of massage. If it's your first time at the spa or you don't get massage very often, Swedish massage is the perfect place to start.
In all Swedish massage, the therapist lubricates the skin with massage oil or lotion and performs various strokes that warm up and work the muscle tissue, releasing tension and breaking up muscle "knots" or adhered tissues, called adhesions. Swedish massage promotes relaxation, eases muscle tension and creates other health benefits.
You usually start by laying face down with your head in a u-shaped face cradle so your spine stays neutral. The therapist will work the body, using various massage strokes that include effleurage (gliding), kneading, friction, stretching and (sometimes) tapping.
Swedish massage is based on the Western concepts of anatomy and physiology, as opposed to energy work on "meridiens" or sen lines in Asian massage systems.
Watch the demonstration video below (A Simple Touch is in no way affiliated with MTTI Wellspring):
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Each massage features warm towels for your feet and neck. Paba-free and mineral oil free lotion available.