Massage therapy has a long history in cultures around the world. Today, people use many different types of massage therapy for a variety of health-related purposes. Here at Spa Sydell, we offer a full range of massage options to suit your needs, ranging from 30 minutes to an hour and a half. If you’re new to this type of treatment, we understand the options can be a bit overwhelming. We will highlight the differences here to help you choose the best option for you.
Swedish. As the best-known massage therapy, this is what most people visualize when they think about massage. The main goal of Swedish massage is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of the blood flow towards the heart. Beyond relaxation, though, this type of massage is also beneficial for increasing oxygen levels in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, and improving circulation and flexibility. Choose from 30, 60, or 90 minute sessions.
Deep Tissue. Similar to Swedish massage, this treatment option includes deeper pressure and is an excellent option for releasing chronic muscle tension. This massage technique focuses on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons, and fascia and the benefits include the reduction of stress hormones, decreased blood pressure, and an increase in the feel-good hormone serotonin. Choose from 30, 60, or 90 minute sessions.
Hot Stone. Hot stone massage is a specialty massage using smooth, heated stones as an extension of your therapist’s hands or used in specific places on the body. The heat is deeply relaxing and can warm up tight muscles so the therapist can work more deeply. This type of massage relieves muscle tension and pain, reduces stress and anxiety, and promotes relaxation and sleep. Choose from 60 or 90 minute sessions.
Reflexology. Reflexology is a therapy based on the principle that there are small and specific areas in the hands and feet that correspond to specific muscle groups or organs of the body. Through the application of pressure on these particular areas of the hands or feet, reflexology can promote benefits such as relaxation of tension, improvement of circulation, and support of normalized function in the targeted corresponding area. This technique is also an excellent choice for stress relief and relaxation. Choose from 45 minute hand sessions, 45 minute foot sessions, or 60 minute trio sessions that include hands, feet, and earlobes.
In addition to the above mentioned services, we also offer specialty prenatal massages and assisted stretching which is incredibly beneficial for athletes. Make an appointment today at Spa Sydell with one of our highly-trained, professional massage therapists, who can help you relax and rejuvenate. With three locations to serve you in Cumming, Norcross, and Atlanta, we’re never too far away! Call us today at 404.255.SPAS (7727) to schedule an appointment. Or, for your ultimate convenience, schedule an appointment via our brand new app! Download it free on iTunes, Google Play, or Amazon.