The Experience of Massage Therapy

Here at Sowelu Wellness in Adelaide, we are always surprised by those who say they have never had a massage, or they don’t enjoy massage. We know that booking in for a massage with a therapist you have never met can be a little daunting – particularly if you’ve had a bad experience in the past. So we wanted to share with you a little about what we think makes for a great massage experience as well as some of the benefits of massage therapy, because while a great massage feels lovely and indulgent, there are also some amazing health benefits.

At Sowelu Wellness, your massage experience starts the moment you meet your massage therapist. We believe that what makes a great massage isn’t always solely about the techniques and hand skills; although this does play an integral part, we feel that our interaction, our connection and trust that we build with you is just as important. This trust will help you to openly allow your body to be worked with and ensure that you feel safe, welcomed and nurtured in this environment.

We’ve gone out of our way to ensure the room is just the right temperature, the towels on the bed are clean, fluffy and warm and we’ve filled the air with beautiful essential oils. Before your appointment begins, our therapists will spend time with you, making sure they understand what it is that you want to get out of your treatment as well as what pressure you like.
We’ve also got the little things covered – didn’t bring a hair tie? No worries, use one of ours.

You’ll also notice that when you book for a one hour massage at Sowelu Wellness, we actually allow 75 minutes. Why? Because we want to make sure you receive a full hour of actual massage and have plenty of time to chat to the therapist, before and after your massage to ensure all of your requirements are met and you leave feeling refreshed and revitalised – not half asleep and rushed out the door.

Massage has many therapeutic and healing benefits

  • Supports with the restoration of musculoskeletal ailments
  • Allows for building body awareness and body connection
  • Supports general health and wellbeing
  • Assists with releasing muscle tension
  • Facilitates the circulation of blood and lymph
  • Supports detoxification by increasing the rate of removal of waste products
  • Improves joint range of movement by mobilising and warming up soft tissue
  • Alleviates pain and discomfort in a number of situations including arthritis, oedema and discomfort during pregnancy
  • Massage is beneficial during rehabilitation post-operative
  • Produces a feeling of relaxation and wellbeing
  • Allows a feeling of being cared for and looked after
  • Assist in stress management
  • Has a calming effect which assists in improving sleep patterns

So what type of massage is right for you?

At Sowelu Wellness, we offer the following types of Massage Therapy. Our therapists can incorporate a range of techniques into your treatment to ensure you get maximum benefits and leave the clinic feeling amazing.

Relaxation Massage

A smooth, flowing style that promotes general relaxation, improves circulation, range of movement and relieves muscular tension. The art of Relaxation Massage is allowing the person to slowly relax while the practitioner maintains a smooth flow of strokes.
This is also sometimes referred to as Swedish Massage.

Deep Tissue

Deep Tissue Massage is a combination of Relaxation Massage techniques coupled with a more detailed approach to addressing specific body areas. Deep Tissue Massage is about being able to truly reach the inner fascia and deeper muscles. From this comes from the body’s ability to surrender, let go of tension, increase blood flow and expand its surface muscle mass.

Remedial Massage

Including components of Relaxation Massage and Deep Tissue Massage, Remedial Massage has added techniques enabling a detailed and specific treatment based on working with a body’s muscle mechanics. Also looking at the movement and function of muscle groups, including possible hindrances to muscle flow.

Sports Massage

Sports Massage is ideal for treating muscles in relation to their adaptive function. This is supportive of a body that may be more active under more daily pressure. Sports Massage Includes components of Relaxation Massage and Deep Tissue Massage with additional massage techniques.

Still not sure if a massage is what you need? Send our friendly Massage Therapist an email, we would love to talk

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