Esalen massage is designed to treat the body and soul together by integrating energy work with the hands on experience of a Swedish massage. This approach treats the whole person, not an isolated muscle group, pain location, or body part. It is highly effective whether you seek pain relief, sports massage, energy release, or stress reduction.
The main purpose of Swedish massage is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles. Swedish massage shortens recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the tissues of lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes. It stretches the ligaments and tendons keeping them supple and pliable.
Swedish massage also stimulates the skin and nervous system and soothes the nerves themselves at the same time. It reduces stress, both emotional and physical, and is suggested in a regular program for stress management.
About the session
With special attention to the needs of the individual, Esalen/Swedish massage uses slow, flowing and integrated strokes to release tension. The client is given time to disrobe and is appropriately draped throughout the session.