Also known as Classic or Holistic Massage, this massage uses a misture of long strokes, kneading, friction, tapping, percussion and vibrations. And passive movements. This oil massage focus on the superficial muscles of the body.
The strokes of Swedish massage replicate the movements of the circulatory system. By performing the strokes toward the heart, Swedish massage drains metabolic waste from the limbs of the body.
The most popular benefit of Swedish Massage is how relaxing it is. It is an excellent way to help rid the body of tension and to achieve a sense of overall well-being.
This massage is credited to Pehr Henrik Ling (1776-1839), a prominent Swedish physician and fencing teacher who researched and developed the massage strokes we know today as the Classic Massage. Johann Mezger helped legitimize Ling’s techniques in the public’s mind by giving them French names. Most massage practiced in the West is in one way or another derived from Ling’s original work.
The Swedish Massage can help:
Break up muscle adhesions and help promote the healthy healing of scar tissue
Manage chronic pain that comes with conditions like arthritis
Relax individual muscles
The overall experience eliminates mental stress.
It is gentle yet effective, great for those who don't like deep tissue massage.
It moves the circulation and drains the body of toxins.