Swedish Massage Vs Deep Tissue Massage 

Swedish Massage and Deep Tissue Massage are both popular types of massage therapy.  Whilst there are some similarities the pressure, technique, intended use and areas of focus make Swedish and Deep Tissue different from each other.

Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage is the most well-known massage type.  It focuses on muscle relaxation, targets superficial muscles (rather than the connective tissues targeted in a Deep Tissue style massage) and increases circulation and lymph flow. There are many benefits to a Swedish Massage. Most clients find it helps with pain management for conditions such as sciatica, it also increases the blood and lymphatic flow around the body. This will in turn increase flexibility, reduce stress and improve the immune system.

Deep Tissue Massage

The Deep Tissue Massage is similar to the Swedish Massage however, it has a deeper pressure which aids in releasing chronic muscle tension. The best way to make the most of a Deep Tissue Massage is to relax and trust your therapist to massage your pain away.  For this reason, it is important to go to a certified and experienced massage therapist. Deep Tissue Massage can lower your blood pressure and treat back pain. The massage itself breaks down scar tissues and provides the effects of a muscle rehabilitation, making it great for relieving stress and chronic muscle pain.  Similar to a Swedish Massage other benefits include increasing blood flow and circulation around the body.

Hot Stone Massage

Another very popular massage treatment is the Hot Stone Massage. Hot Stone Massage is a type of massage used to ease and relax tense muscles and damaged soft tissue. Smooth flat heated stones are used over the body during this massage. Combined with manual massage the stones allow the muscles to penetrate heat up to 6 times deep than manual massage on its own. This makes it a great treatment for someone who does not enjoy a very firm pressure, as experienced within the deep tissue massage, but still seeking relief from muscle tension and pain. A Hot Stone Massage is perfect for promoting sleep whilst reducing stress and anxiety. A Hot Stone Massage helps to increase blood flow and boosts the immune system and can also relieve the symptoms of auto immune diseases.

At the spa we offer a wide choice of different massage types including Swedish, Deep Muscle and Hot Stones with experienced and trained therapists. All of our massages come as a choice of being either 55 or 85 minutes long and can be tailored to your individual needs and concerns. Prices start from £89 for a 55 minute treatment and £109 for the longer 85 minute treatment.

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To book your indulgent treatment at The Spa at Cameron House, please call 01389 310 777 or email thespa@cameronhouse.co.uk. Alternatively you can reserve your Spa treatment online. 

Spa Hot Stone Massage
Guests receiving a massage at the Spa at Cameron House in Loch Lomond
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