A Swedish massage is a full body massage that relaxes the entire body. The Swedish massage is unique because it uses four common strokes (effleurage, petrissage, friction, and tapotement) to relieve muscle tension. A Swedish massage ultimately reduces the affects of highly stressful lifestyle by energizing the body. Overall, it will enhance the natural healing mechanisms of the body.
Origins of Swedish Massage
The origin of the Swedish massage is quite ambiguous. Although it is called the Swedish massage, it was developed by a practitioner by the name of Pehr Henrik Ling. Ling first referred to it as (military or medical) gymnastics. However, it ultimately stems from Lings vast knowledge of the mind and body connection and its correlation to health. Overall, the principle of the Swedish massage connects physical healing with movement. Years later it was adopted and refined by Dr. Johan George Mezger a Dutch physician.
What is a Swedish Massage?
The Swedish massage is very popular and common throughout the world. Just like other massages, the Swedish massage involves manipulation of muscle groups combined with joint movements. This allows the massage therapist to mitigate muscle tension caused by complex lifestyles. As stated above a Swedish massage is stimulating and energizing. Theoretically, the overall results are incredibly helpful in alleviating pain and unrestricting joints. Additionally, the Swedish massage can also remove toxins from muscles and increase oxygen in the blood.
What happens during treatment?
The Swedish massage is a classic massage. It sometimes involves using heated oils on affected areas along with other courses of therapy. One session will last about 55 minutes and typically involves post treatment or follow-up.
Why might I consider a Swedish Massage?
Enjoy the benefits of a stimulating, muscle relaxing, energizing massage today. This massage is suitable for those who need to take the edge off. Can’t find a way to relax, then this massage is just for you.
Benefits of Swedish Massage
- Lessens recovery from an injury
- Total mental and physical relaxation
- Reduces stress and overall muscle tension
- Helps with range of motion, loosens and tones tight muscles
- Stretches connective tissue
- Decreases muscle fatigue
- Stimulates blood circulation
- Improves sleep
- Reduces anxiety and relives stress
- Improves overall well being
- Reduces pain from chronic conditions
Overall, a Swedish massage will help you feel relaxed and calm!
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