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9 Health Benefits of a Swedish Massage Therapy

 |  Alpine Spa and Salon

9 Health Benefits of Swedish Massage Therapy – When your body is exhausted, you may think of looking for massage therapy that can restore your fitness. The most popular massage therapy that you will often find in fitness clinics or beauty spas is Swedish massage. The therapy which is often called classic massage offers you an immersive experience of relaxation and rejuvenation.

Swedish massage involves a combination of light to tight glides, integrated with stretching and joint reach to promote total relaxation and release of muscle tension.

What is a Swedish Massage?

Originating in Sweden, this most well-known type of therapeutic massage is practiced widely throughout the world. Focusing on relaxing muscles, Swedish massage targets the superficial muscles to improve blood circulation.

Peter Henrik Ling (1776 – 1839) was a Swedish doctor and athlete who combined Chinese medical massage techniques with sports medicine. This combination is to increases flexibility, reduces muscle soreness, and improves general health.

Swedish massage involves strokes including long and gliding movements that are usually applied with oil or cream as a lubricant, vibration, friction, and tapping. Massage therapists also combine stretching to lengthen muscles and mobilize joints by opening and softening them.

There are several different Swedish massage techniques. All of the technique combinations are intended to provide a relaxing massage through gentle circular pressure applied by the therapist’s hand. The most common Swedish massage techniques include:

  • Effleurage. A massage technique that involves long, gentle strokes,
  • Petrissage. A technique used to relieve tissue and muscle movement by treating muscle knots or spasms,
  • Vibration. Techniques that use light taps and other techniques that cause the body to tremble,
  • Hacking. These are light, quick movements performed with the sides of the hand to stimulate nerves and blood circulation.

What are The Benefits of a Swedish Massage?

1. Improving Body Flexibility

Swedish massage can open and lubricate joints, reduce swelling, lengthen muscles while increasing flexibility. Combining stretching techniques, Swedish massage can promote a smoother range of motion.

2. Supporting healthy immunity

In order to achieve overall health, it is important that you take a holistic approach. Physical pain can increase the potential for mental health problems like stress. Plus, the environment around you is very likely to stress you out.

Both physical pain and stress can cause immune deficiency. You can undergo Swedish massage therapy to promote relaxation and decrease body tension that supports the body’s immunity.

3. Pain management

Swedish massage can be an effective method of treating conditions such as arthritis and chronic pain. Tell your therapist about any pain points you are experiencing. Next, the therapist will target the area and use movements to reduce muscle tension and improve local circulation. For many people, this natural way of dealing with pain is more preferable to taking pain medication.

4. Relieving stress

The pressures of life that require everything to be done perfectly are likely to stress people out. This can manifest in the body as marked by increased muscle tension and pain.


Your mind can also be affected by stress, causing anxiety and worry. To fix this, you can try Swedish massage which can relax muscle tension and calm the nervous system.

5. Relieving headaches

Stress and a bad environment can give you headaches or migraines. Tension headaches can be treated with Swedish massage which can improve blood circulation to the brain.

6. Improving posture

During work, you may have to sit for long periods of time. This will result in the tightening of the muscles in several parts of your body. Overworked muscles can cause postural imbalance. This problem can be overcome with Swedish massage which helps to relieve muscle tension.

7. Improving blood circulation


Swedish massage uses different massage techniques to increase blood circulation to the area being worked on. The increased warmth soothes and eases muscle soreness as well as flushing out all the toxins that build up in the body.

During massage therapy, you will feel very relaxed. However, you will experience a noticeable increase in energy as a result of increased blood circulation.

8. Releasing the happy hormones

Scientifically, massage therapy is able to release various feel-good hormones and chemicals in our bodies. Some of these happy hormones include endorphins, dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin. These will all make you feel good and wonderful.

9. Improving sleep quality

One of the chemicals that make you feel good is serotonin which is essential for a healthy sleep pattern. You will be able to fall asleep faster. Your body will feel more refreshed after waking up. Some people choose to have a Swedish massage in the evening or night so they can sleep afterward.

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Massage Specials Breckenridge | Massage | Specials | Breckenridge

 |  Alpine Spa and Salon
Massage Specials Breckenridge | Massage | Specials | Breckenridge
Relaxing 30min Swedish massage + 30min foot treatment and rejuvenating facial for $100!
Available at any of our three Breckenridge locations, Valdoro Mountain Lodge, the Lodge at Breckenridge, and our Main St location.
Please mention Swedish massage & facial special when booking.
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5 WAYS TO FIGHT DRY HAIR THIS SUMMER | DRY HAIR IN SUMMER

 |  Campbell Mckeogh

DRY HAIR IN SUMMER

5 WAYS TO FIGHT DRY HAIR THIS SUMMER

After a spring spent mostly indoors, we’re guessing more than a few of you are planning to spend as much time outside this summer as your schedule permits. (Socially distanced picnic, anyone?) Which is all well and good, until you realize all those hours soaking up the sun have left you with dull, dry hair that’s full of split ends. It’s one of those unfortunate summer side effects that feels inevitable—but it doesn’t have to be. Follow these five quick tips for keeping dry hair at bay all summer long.

1. Use a gentle shampoo.

Between swimming, exercising outdoors, and that icky-sticky feeling summer sun and humidity can leave you with, there’s a decent chance you’ll be washing your hair more than usual. To minimize wear and tear, reach for a gentle, sulfate-free shampoo that will cleanse without stripping your hair’s natural oils. All of our shampoos are sulfate-free, but if you’re looking for a place to start, we recommend Hydrating Shampoo. It works for all hair types and contains nourishing argan oil and moisturizing red algae, making dry hair a thing of the past.

2. Don’t forget sun care.

We all know that basking in the sun sans SPF is a huge no-no when it comes to your skin. But have you considered the effect all those rays might have on your hair? Our multitasking Protect & Prevent Spray is a lightweight hair protectant formulated to help prevent color fade and brassiness. It also contains—you guessed it—sunscreens to help absorb UV rays, and weightlessly increases softness and shine. Use it before you step outside and forget dry hair ever darkened your doorstep.

3. Commit to a weekly hair mask.

We’ve covered the reasons why absolutely everyone can benefit from a good hair mask. This is particularly true when summer rolls around and the battle against dry hair begins. Fortunately, we take hair hydration so seriously that we created not one but two moisturizing masks. Intense Hydrating Mask work on medium to thick, dry hair to dramatically improve hair’s texture, elasticity, shine, and manageability. Weightless Hydrating Mask has the same benefits, but in a lighter formula that won’t weigh fine hair down. Both are easy to use and don’t require heat to deliver results. Just apply throughout towel-dried hair (use a wide-tooth comb if needed to ensure even distribution). Leave on for 5–7 minutes, then rinse thoroughly.

4. Make moisture part of your daily routine.

Treating dry hair isn’t a one-and-done type deal—it’s an ongoing process. Maintain the magic your mask has worked by incorporating moisturizing styling products into your everyday routineMoroccanoil Treatment is an ideal daily go-to, because you can use it on its own before air-drying or as a nourishing foundation for other styling products on days when you need to step up your game. Feeling a blowout? Reach for anti-frizz Hydrating Styling Creamto add soft hold + mega moisture to your look. (And don’t forget to protect your hair from heat damage with Perfect Defense!)

5. Minimize heat styling.

Flat irons, blow-dryers, and curling irons sure do work magic, but they also tend to compound the drying effects of summer. Whenever possible, skip the heat and let your hair dry on its own. Try air-drying with Moroccanoil Treatment (or Intense Curl Cream, for curly girls) to fight frizz and boost shine. To zhoosh up already dry hair, you can’t beat Dry Texture SprayMending Infusion is also a must-have for dry hair styling. In addition to sealing split ends, it combats other visual signs of damage and contains a blend of argan oil and baobab extracts to leave hair silky and touchable.  With the right tools in your arsenal and a little bit of experimentation, you’ll be on well on your way to finding an air-dried look you love.

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