From Our Editors
Though amateur feline massage practitioners may knead with gusto, their lack of stroke variety and occasional clawing make them no match for the certified human massage therapists at Sol System. In their capable hands, a soothing 60-minute Swedish massage sends achy muscles to an ethereal plane of total body relaxation. The technique employs long, gliding strokes that follow the natural blood highways of the body, coaxing circulation back toward the heart. Sol System's friendly massage technicians act as gentle traffic cops, guiding the little red, oxygen-hauling trucks that perpetually tour your body. Enhanced circulation helps stimulate your whole body, making everyday tasks less taxing and increasing your chances of hitting the lotto. Other massage patterns used in the Swedish technique include circular motion, pressure, firm kneading, tapping, range-of-motion manipulation, and shadow puppets. The therapy reduces pain and joint stiffness and can improve function in people suffering from osteoarthritis.