Swedish massage is one of the most popular massage types.
Swedish massage is a relaxing massage that is good for tension relief, improving circulation and muscle relaxation. A Swedish massage typically begins with long, gentle strokes on the back (from top to bottom) or on the arms and legs. As you relax into your session, you may be asked to turn over so that your therapist can work on your front side using similar strokes. Swedish massage is based on a Western approach to health and wellness. It is a manual therapy that uses five basic strokes: effleurage, petrissage, friction, tapotement and vibration. These strokes are combined with a variety of massage techniques to enhance relaxation or treatment of specific conditions.
There are many benefits to having a Swedish massage
If you’re looking for a relaxing massage, Swedish massage is the best choice. This type of massage will help to
- Relieve muscle tension
- Improve range of motion
- Reduce stress
- Muscle pain and tension (especially after exercise)
- PMS symptoms like bloating or cramps
- Headaches caused by sinus problems or migraines (to name just a few!)
- Depression (it’s been proven that when people feel cared for by others they tend to be less depressed) anxiety (by lowering cortisol levels) and even pain relief!
If you are suffering from headaches or back pain, Swedish massages can also help to relieve those symptoms. Some people have found that their sleeping habits have improved after having a Swedish massage! In addition to its physical benefits, Swedish massages can also improve your mood by helping with depression and anxiety.
A good therapist can make all the difference
A great massage therapist will be able to quickly and accurately find your pressure points, and will know how much pressure you need to relax your body and soothe your muscles. A proficient therapist will also be able to communicate with you about what works for your body—and what doesn’t—as well as help you relax during the treatment. When all of this comes together, it makes for an amazing experience that leaves you feeling refreshed, relaxed, and ready for whatever challenges lie ahead!
If you’ve never had a Swedish massage before, it’s worth trying. The benefits are many and include reduced stress levels, improved sleep quality, decreased pain levels and more. The best way to find out if Swedish massage is right for you is by giving it a try! Schedule your next massage today!