Swedish massage is one of the most well known and commonly offered massage style which aims to promote relaxation by releasing muscle tension. With Swedish massage, therapists use kneading, long strokes, deep circular movements, and passive joint movements. These techniques are meant to relax, stimulate nerve endings, and increase blood flow and lymph drainage.
This type of massage is gentler than deep tissue massage and better suited for people interested in relaxation and tension relief. This type of massage may loosen up tight muscles caused by common daily activities like sitting, watching television, or exercising. It may be of help for those who experience tension in their lower back, shoulders, or neck.
Benefits of Swedish massage:
- Pain management
- Increased blood flow
- Rehabilitation for muscle injuries
- Increased flexibility
- Reduced stress.
- Improved immune system