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The basic goal of massage itself is to help the body heal and to increase health and well-being. Swedish Massage refers to a variety of massage techniques designed to relax muscles and bones. This technique massages in the direction of the heart; it's designed to return the flow of blood. This is one of the oldest massage techniques developed in the 1700's be a Swedish doctor, Dr. Per Henrik Ling.

What are the different techniques used?

  • Effleruage: Gliding strokes
  • Petrissage: Kneading movements
  • Friction: Circular pressure
  • Vibration: Movements that shake or "vibrate" the body
  • Percussion: Tapping or hacking movements
  • Passive and Active Movements: Bending and stretching
What is the purpose of a Swedish massage?

Swedish massage increases oxygen flow in the blood and releases toxins from the muscles. This technique flushes Lactic and Uric acids as well as metabolic waste from the tissues. It also stretches ligaments and tendons, keeping them pliable. The skin and nervous system is stimulated and the nerves are soothed by reducing stress, emotional and physical.

What are the benefits of Swedish massage?
  • Relieves stress and aids in relaxation
  • Relieves muscle tension and stiffness
  • Alleviates discomfort during pregnancy
  • Faster healing of muscle or ligament injuries
  • Reduces muscle spasms
  • Provides more flexibility and range of motion
  • Enhances athletic abilities
  • Promotes deep and easy breathing
  • Improves circulation of the blood and lymph systems
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Enhances health and nourishment of skin
  • Improves posture
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Rehabilitation after surgery or injury
  • Treats musculoskeletal problems

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