Benefits of Swedish Massage
- reduces tension and anxiety
- reduces pain, relieves muscle tension, improves strength & flexibility
- relieves and prevents muscle cramps and spasms
- removes toxins from muscle mass, boosts immune system
- enhances body awareness
- improves blood and lymphatic circulation and metabolic functions
- balances heart rate and regulates breathing patterns
- management, relief and prevention of stress
Swedish massage, introduced to North America in 1858, was pioneered by a Swedish physiologist, Henri Peter Ling. This is the most widely practiced style of massage in North America.
Swedish Massage is based on the Western concepts of anatomy and physiology using techniques which involve the manipulation of soft tissue. It treats not only mind and body ailments but also affects the metabolic, circulatory, muscular and nervous systems. This style of massage helps to revitalize and restore the body to a more comfortable and balanced state.
Swedish massage helps with stress management and produces a soothing and relaxing effect. For chronic conditions, a deeper level of pressure is applied by using specific techniques to help release varied tensions within the body.
Generally, during a Swedish Massage, the client disrobes and is fully draped with an oversized sheet and blanket. Only the specified area to be massaged is exposed. Oil is applied to the skin and the client lies comfortably on a treatment table.