The most common type of massage is Swedish massage therapy with its primary goal to relax the entire body.
This therapy involves rubbing the muscles with soft, long, gliding strokes in the direction of returning the blood to the heart, as well as light, rhythmic, tapping strokes, on the muscles. These long, rhythmic strokes help the brain and body relax in tandem.

By relieving muscle tension, Swedish therapy can be both relaxing and energizing. And it may even help after an injury.


The four common strokes of Swedish massage are:

  • Effleurage: a smooth, gliding stroke used to relax soft tissue
  • Petrissage: the squeezing, rolling, or kneading that follows effleurage
  • Friction: deep, circular movements that cause layers of tissue to rub against each other, helping to increase blood flow and break down scar tissue
  • Tapotement: a short, alternating tap done with cupped hands, fingers, or the edge of the hand

For a list of the full benefits to this wonderful body massage technique please click here. There are also contra-indications to massage and before making your appointment I would recommend reading this page. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.


As a new customer claim a 25% discount off your first booking. Not applicable to treatments in your home.
Treatments offered in the comfort of your own home are priced to include travel within a 10 mile radius of Trowbridge.
Please contact me to discuss travel costs if over this distance.
Booking is essential.

If you refer a friend who books and pays for a treatment you will receive a FREE Back, Neck & Shoulder massage.

Book and pay for 5 treatments and get the 6th treatment FREE (of the same value)
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