Types of Massage...
Swedish Massage Therapy
What is Swedish Massage and How Can it Help Me?
Swedish massage helps to relieve muscle tension, while also relaxing the body and mind. This is beneficial for many, especially those who are over worked and stressed. Swedish massage is often thought of as a very balancing and rejuvenating form of massage. By increasing the body’s circulation, a Swedish massage can even help with injury, as well as aid in restoring health. What better way to alleviate the tension built up from every day life than to experience this classic and timeless form of massage.
Swedish massage actually includes five subtypes of massage, or manipulations. These are effleurage (long gliding strokes), petrissage (kneading), compression, vibration, and tapotement. It is a massage of the soft tissues of the body that works mainly on muscles, ligaments, and tendons. It increases the body’s circulation of blood and lymph, and it induces a state of deep relaxation.