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Swedish Massage

What is Swedish Massage?

Swedish massage was developed in the 1700's by a Swedish Doctor named Per Henrik Ling.

 

The term "Swedish Massage refers to a variety of 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.

 

Purpose of Swedish Massage

The main 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 massage also stimulates the skin and nervous system and soothes the nerves themselves at the same time. It greatly reduces stress, both emotional and physical, and is suggested in a regular program for stress management.

 

Swedish Massage Techniques

Swedish massage techniques include: long strokes, kneading, friction, tapping, percussion, vibration, effleurage, and shaking motions. The usually sequence of techniques are:

  • Effleurage: Gliding strokes with the palms, thumbs and/or fingertips
  • Petrissage: Kneading movements with the hands, thumbs and/or fingers
  • Friction: Circular pressures with the palms of hands, thumbs and/or fingers
  • Vibration: Oscillatory movements that shake or vibrate the body
  • Percussion: Brisk hacking or tapping
  • Passive and active movements: Bending and stretching

 

Benefits of Swedish Massage

  • Swedish massage feels good, is relaxing and invigorating.
  • It affects the nerves, muscles, glands, and circulation, while promoting health and well being.
  • Most of all it takes the toxins out of the body.
  • Eliminates stress from the body.

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Swedish Massage

 

Swedish massage was developed in the 1700's by a Swedish Doctor named Per Henrik Ling.

 

The term "Swedish Massage refers to a variety of 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.