Swedish massage uses long flowing strokes, deep kneading, surface friction, light tapping, and percussion to manipulate the soft tissue and muscle for therapeutic purposes such as circulation of blood and lymph, relaxation of muscles, relief from pain, restoration of metabolic balance and other benefits both physical and mental.
This technique is usually done unclothed, although fully draped, using a light oil or lotion.
"Swedish Massage" refers to techniques specifically designed to relax muscles by applying pressure to them against deeper muscles and bones, and rubbing in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart.
“Swedish massage” was developed in the 1700's by a Swedish doctor named Per Henrik Ling.
As with most massage, Our therapist will give you the privacy to undress, and you are normally covered except for the area being worked on.
Swedish massage techniques include: long strokes, kneading, friction, tapping, percussion, vibration, effleurage, and shaking motions. Performed on more superficial muscle layers, it is generally lighter-handed and geared toward relaxation. It is also used for warming tissues in order to perform deeper bodywork, but can be used for the entire session.
What are some of the known benefits of Swedish Massage?
The purpose of Swedish massage is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles.
Swedish massage shortens recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the tissues of lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes. It increases circulation without increasing heart load. It stretches the ligaments and tendons keeping them supple and pliable. Swedish
Swedish massage also stimulates the skin and nervous system and soothes the nerves themselves at the same time. It reduces stress, both emotional and physical, and is suggested in a regular program for stress management. It also has many specific medical uses.
Swedish massage feels good, is relaxing and invigorating. It affects the nerves, muscles, glands, and circulation while promoting health and well being.