You should think of Swedish massage as a total body treatment, working not only on the soft tissue but muscles too. Your therapist aims to create a calming and balancing of the nervous system. The specific Swedish massage techniques used will boost circulation whilst making you feel a lot more relaxed.
Not to be confused with a deep tissue massage, Swedish massage uses softer lighter strokes on the delicate regions of the body and stronger strokes where there is thick muscle coverage. This very specific adjustment of pressure by your masseur results in general relaxation. Clients that choose a Swedish massage are generally looking for a way of soothing sore muscles and boosting their feeling of wellbeing.
The benefits of Swedish massage are many, and include:
- Reducing muscular strain by flushing out toxins
- Improving circulation of blood
- Keeping tendons and ligaments supply, improving area of motion
- Reducing stress, both physical and emotional
- Relieving general and chronic pain
It’s easy to see why Swedish massage is so popular with clients as it delivers a whole body and mind relaxation experience. Make your Swedish massage a delightful experience by preparing your room in advance, adding calming music and maybe candles or incense.