The Swedish Massage is the most commonly chosen treatment on the market. It uses 5 different strokes on a mission to loosen knots in your whole body focussing on relaxation and muscle tissue. This treatment doesn’t focus on tendons or fascia like the Deep Tissue or Sports Massage but it still produces the benefit of boosting blood circulation and your lymph system. Your massage therapist will ask which areas are causing you problems and then you are in the driving seat in deciding the intensity of the pressure applied.
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Swedish massages are what most people would think of when picturing a massage. They involve stroking movements, tapping and kneading of muscles and vibrations (think chopping hands on your back you see on tv!). These strokes will be softer than other methods with less pressure applied across the body. This will also change based on the area with slightly more pressure applied to the larger muscles groups.
The main benefits of Swedish Massage on the body include:
This treatment should not be painful but must have a balance between tranquil relaxation and natural pain-blocking reactions (tensing up).
During Swedish Massage, the therapist moisturises the skin with massage oil and executes five various massage strokes. These strokes warm up the muscular tissue which releases and breaks up knots and adhesions.
1. Effleurage: soft strokes with the palms, thumbs and fingertips
2. Petrissage: kneading motions with the thumbs, hands and fingers
3. Friction: circular compressions with the palms of hands, thumbs and fingers
4. Vibration: oscillatory movements that shake or vibrate the whole body
5. Hacking: light slaps with the side of the hand to help stimulate the muscles and prepare them for activity