Hitting the spa for a special occasion or monthly maintenance is a treasure on its own. Finding the right massage for your body can enhance the experience immensely.
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Touch and Technique
A Swedish massage features long, soothing strokes from light to firm pressure, depending on your needs. Shiatsu offers pressure point work performed along your energy channels.
Oils and lotions are used in a Swedish massage, so no clothing is necessary. Shiatsu can be performed over loose and comfortable clothing.
Benefits and Beyond
Easing tension and increasing circulation are the main focuses for a Swedish massage. Increasing energy flow, reducing fatigue and overall rejuvenation are the purposes of Shiatsu.
Around the World
Swedish massage originated in Europe, whereas Shiatsu comes from Asia.