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 Ed Orcutt Massage

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Fort Collins, Colorado 80524






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Formally Center of Advanced Massage Therapy, Omaha, Nebraska


Foothills Medical and Sports Massage


502 Peterson Street

Fort Collins, Colorado 80524




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Swedish Massage

Why is massage beneficial?

Massage is one of the most effective means available to combat stress. Massage releases chronic tension and pain in muscles, improves circulation, increases flexibility in the joints and reduces mental and physical fatigue. Massage elicits the 'relaxation response' sending your own powerful, pain reducing hormones into your blood stream.

The term 'Swedish Massage' refers to a variety of techniques specifically designed to relax muscles by applying pressure to them against deeper muscles and bones, and rubbing in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart. Swedish massage was developed in the 1700's by a Swedish doctor named Per Henrik Ling.

The main purpose of Swedish massage is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles. Swedish massage shortens recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the tissues of lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes. It increases circulation without increasing heart load. It stretches the ligaments and tendons keeping them supple and pliable. Swedish Massage also stimulates the skin and nervous system and soothes the nerves themselves at the same time. It reduces stress, both emotional and physical, and is suggested in a regular program for stress management. It also has many specific medical uses. 

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