Swedish Massage

What is Swedish Massage?

Swedish massage is the most common and best known type of massage performed today.
A standard session lasts for 60 minutes and works on the whole body through the use of massage oils.
One of the primary goals is to relax the entire body, but Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation.

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Swedish massage techniques

Swedish massage consists of a specific set of massage movements: gliding, kneading, tapping, friction, and vibration. These movements warm up the muscle tissue, releasing tension and gradually breaking up muscle "knots" or adhered tissues.

The strokes of the massage imitate the movements of the circulatory system. By performing the strokes toward the heart, Swedish massage drains metabolic waste from the limbs of the body. Some of the strokes used in Swedish therapy increase blood flow, which further quickens the removal of bodily waste.

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Health benefits

  • pain relief
  • reduces stress (lowers heart rate, cortisol and insulin levels)
  • improves circulation
  • lowers blood pressure
  • relaxes muscles
  • improves flexibility & joint mobility
  • promotes better breathing
  • stimulates the lymphatic system
  • improves posture
  • relieves headaches
  • increases immunity
  • aids in post-operative and post-injury rehabilitation
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In fact, over the past few decades, a variety of studies have linked Swedish massage to a number of benefits, such as reduction in knee arthritis, easing the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, lowering blood pressure, boosting immune system function, reducing headaches and helping to mitigate the symptoms of fibromyalgia.

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