What is Swedish Massage?
Swedish massage is the most common type of massage. Five basic strokes, all flowing toward the heart, are used to manipulate the soft tissues of the body. It combines various hands-on techniques including gliding, kneading, and cross-fiber friction to break up muscle knots, called adhesions. Over a period of time, Swedish massage has shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness, and improving function in people with osteoarthritis.
A treatment usually lasts 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Benefits of Swedish Massage
A Swedish body massage is the perfect way for anyone who is overly worked and stressed out to relax their body and mind. Having regular Swedish massages will enhance your circulatory system, meaning that your muscles, tissues and other parts of your body will get more oxygen delivered to them each day. It also stimulates your lymphatic system, helping the body to rid itself of stored toxins and strengthening your immune system. The elimination of these toxins and metabolic wastes shortens recovery time after intense exercise. Your nervous system also benefits from Swedish massage, which is why it's so closely associated with relaxation and pampering. In fact, regular massage is often recommended as part of an overall stress management program.