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The Body & Sole Clinic

204 High Street



RM12 6QP

01708 476677

Swedish Massage in Hornchurch

Based in Hornchurch we can easily assist patients from Upminster, Gidea Park, Emerson Park, Romford, Cranham and other surrounding areas

The use of massage therapy dates back to 3,000 B.C when the benefits of massaging the body were noted by ancient Greek, Egyptian and Far Eastern civilisations.  

Swedish Massage is a name given to what is usually referred to as traditional or classic massage.  It’s name and techniques are often credited to Per Henrik Ling (a gym instructor and fencing master who founded the Royal Central Gymnastic Institute in his native Sweden in 1813) when he developed something called the Swedish Movement System.  This system used movements that were described as stroking, kneading, striking and rubbing.


A massage therapist applies pressure using their hands, fingers, feet, elbows and knees to target and massage the skin, muscles, joints and ligaments.  By doing so the aim is to improve function by allowing soft tissue to move freely.  In chronic cases of injury, disease or tension, painful adhesions build up in the muscle tissue preventing movement.  This leads to a lack of function creating a block in circulation and causing inflammation from toxins.


Massage breaks down any adhesions in the tissue, restores movement and once tension is released, improves circulation by increasing oxygen flow in the blood, aiding pain relief and increasing function to the affected area.  Massage is also effective in reducing emotional and physical stress by releasing tension in the body.


Swedish Massage is a safe and effective therapy that is extremely beneficial to overall health.  It can help with injury or disease and also aid stress-relief (often the cause of muscle tension). Swedish massage should be avoided if you have any wounds, infections or bruising on the skin. Muscle or ligament tears should be left to heal before massage is applied.  If you are diabetic or pregnant, inform the therapist before starting any treatment.


You can choose between a 30 minute session (Back, Neck & Shoulders) or a 60 minute session (Full Body).

Call our clinic in Hornchurch today to arrange an appointment on 01708 476677.