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Get a Swedish massage in your own home

The end of winter can be a stressful time for many people. With the pressures of a new season starting to build, dealing with extreme shifts in weather, and kids home from school for a week – we all deserve a break sometimes. To help with this, Valley resident Bryanna Langlois recently opened a Swedish massage therapy practice that can bring you a restful massage in the comfort of your home.

Langlois is a certified massage therapist who offers Swedish massages that are 60, 90 or 120 minutes long. She studied in the accelerated Swedish program at the Massothérapie A+ Massage Academy. This is a 500-hour course that explores all the techniques of Swedish massage. “I really appreciated the one-on-one classes and all the tips the teacher provided,” Langlois says.

She explains that there are four different techniques used in Swedish massage, and each therapy session will include some or all of them, depending on the client’s preference. The techniques are effleurage (soft, circular strokes), petrissage (kneading muscles), friction (circular motions with ball of thumbs), and tapotement (rapid tapping/hitting). Langlois says, “Swedish massage is mainly used to increase the circulation and to stimulate general relaxation.”

She goes on to talk about the physical effects of a Swedish massage. Some of these include “loosening tight muscles and stretching connective tissues, relieving cramps and muscle spasms, loosening joints and improving range of motion, increasing muscle strength, speeding up healing from injury and illness, improving lymphatic drainage of metabolic wastes,” and more. Overall, they significantly help with pain relief.

Massage therapies like these have many mental benefits for recipients as well, and Langlois says she feels that taking care of ourselves is important and beneficial in a larger sense. “I believe that massage therapy is important in a community as it helps many people relax and take time for self-care,” she says, adding that a Swedish massage helps with “improvement in length and quality of sleep, relief of stress, depression, anxiety and irritation, increased ability to concentrate, improved sense of well-being.” And with her house-call services, clients can be comfortable in their home environment.

Folks who are interested in experiencing this kind of massage can contact Langlois by calling 450-601-2934, messaging Masso.thérapiebry on Instagram, or reaching out on the Massothérapie Bryanna Facebook page.

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