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If you are looking into receiving massage therapy, the question may arise about what massage style is right for you. In this post I will provide a short explanation of Swedish massage. More to come in the future.


Swedish massage


Swedish massage is a commonly recognized massage style that is known for being more oily/lubricated. It consists of five different types of strokes used in combination. The first is effluerage, long gliding strokes that cover the surface area of the receiver. Next is petrissage, a plucking and pulling motion of muscle away from bones. There is also tapotement, or percussion, performed by tapping or chopping at the body, as well as shaking or vibrating the body. Friction is a a pressure applied with or across fibers of muscles to break up adhesions. Last is compression, where consistent pressure is held down over a region.


Swedish massage can be stimulating, having an action on the sympathetic and parasympathetic branches of the nervous system. It doesn't have as deep a pressure as Deep Tissue massage and may be preferred if sensitive to pain. If you live in a dry climate and experience dry skin Swedish massage can provide healthy moisture. It is also suggested to have benefits to circulation, injury recovery, chronic pain (especially in the back), and perhaps lymphatic drainage. Swedish massage can be a great and relaxing way to first experience massage therapy.


At Bear Pawz Massage Therapy LLC we use Swedish massage techniques as well as other styles in our signature massage style.



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Updated: Apr 20, 2023

If you are a current or former member of any of the US Armed Forces, then you are eligible to receive a 25% discount when you book with Bear Pawz Massage Therapy LLC. In honor of those who give their service, my business is pleased to give back to you for taking the stand for our rights as civilians.

I would be honored to have the experience of treating members of the Armed Forces who may have been injured, to work alongside you and your other health-care providers. In addition to massage therapy, I also can offer Tai Chi lessons as a form of self care.

If you are a veteran or active service member then get in touch with Bear Pawz Massage Therapy LLC and get worked on as soon as possible.

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As a supporter of The Wild Animal Sanctuary myself, I am deeply inspired by the commitment shown by the volunteers. As you give away so much that the not-for-profit is able to continue running, and the animals able to live their lives out in good hands. As a business, I would love to give back to the volunteers first, as well as the active supporters. I know that life and the duties engaged in at the Sanctuary are physically and mentally taxing, and you too deserve a break and respect. Your body can use the relief for all you give so tirelessly.


I would like to give every volunteer 25% off per session, with unlimited uses.


For those of you who are Active Supporters, I want to offer a coupon of 25% off per session, with unlimited uses.


This is one way I want to give back to those who have chosen to give their time in service, or their money away to The Wild Animal Sanctuary.


The deal also applies to The Wild Animal Refuge volunteers, same as the Sanctuary Volunteers, and The Refuge founders, same as the Sanctuary Active Supporters.


I am located in Aurora, CO, but I also do house-calls. I do hope this offer reaches those volunteers and donors in need so that I have a chance to give back to you!



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