"I need a massage" is a text I have sent about as many times as "I need a glass of wine" or "Am I going to die alone?" That is to say, I've sent that text many times... usually to my mother. The first time I got a massage, it was (and I say this non-hyperbolically) life-changing. Of course, before the appointment I was a little anxious about a stranger touching me, but once I was facedown on that table, the smell of lavender in the air, I was able to relax and get out of my (very anxious) head.

It's no shock to anyone when I say that many of us have too much stress, not enough sleep, and spend a lot of time hunched over our computers and phones. Given this, it's especially important to take care of our bodies and our minds with treatments such as massage. While there are many different types of massages, we are gathered here today to talk about the benefits of the super relaxing Swedish massage. Consider the Swedish massage like your entry point into massages. It's typically gentle, and a full-body massage. While it doesn't offer some of the more intense perks of, say, a deep tissue massage, a traditional Swedish massage does have both mental and physical benefits.

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