Swedish (Classic) Massage
Licensed Massage Therapy in Simsbury, CT
Colleen Melody Robinson LMT
Ming (whose full name was never recorded) was an expert in the martial arts and a form of massage that has recently come back into vogue, Tui na. After Per Ling’s death in 1839 his pupils, whom he left in charge of his teachings, dropped the ball so there is little actually recorded about his full methods.
- Effleurage (long, gliding strokes)
- Petrissage (lifting and kneading the muscles)
- Friction (firm, deep, circular rubbing movements)
- Tapotement (brisk tapping or percussive movements)
- Vibration (rapidly shaking or vibrating specific muscles)
Interestingly all of these techniques are also fundamental elements of Tui na, which has been practiced in China for several thousand years. Some argue that Swedish massage should be credited to Mezger instead of Ling, but I think technically the mysterious Ming and all his ancestors are the real fathers of modern massage.
Benefits of Classic Massage
So if you’re new to massage try getting a Swedish, you can’t go wrong with a classic!
Colleen is the best!
"Simply stated, Colleen is the best! I have been dealing with lower back issues for about six years now and have never felt comfortable with anybody working on my back (extensively trained physical therapists included). But after seeing Colleen, all I have to say is wow. She is very tuned into her clients, their specific needs and comfort levels. She is also very well informed about different physical conditions that people may have. So whether you're looking for a relaxing massage or for someone to help ease your chronic pain, Colleen is definitely your chick!"
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