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Swedish Massage

The primary goal of the Swedish Massage technique is to relax the entire body.  Swedish Massage therapy goes beyond relaxation.  It is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins,  improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.

Some therapists now incorporate advanced techniques that have rehabilitating effects and stretches for improving your range of motion. But the ultimate goal is relaxation. As the default Western massage, Swedish massage is extremely popular and is simple, soothing touch therapy.

Traditional Swedish massage, “classical massage,” consists mainly of long strokes over oiled skin and kneading of the outer layers of muscle tissue to reduce stress and soothe sore joints and muscles. Swedish massage relaxes the nervous system, aids circulation, and helps with detoxification.

The Swedish body massage has become the most common massage practice in the West, and the one that’s associated with that quintessential massage blissfulness. That’s because of the soothing strokes and gentle kneading, which are meant to relax, not stimulate, the body.

Benefits of Swedish Massage

Physical Benefits

  • Relaxes the Body
  • Calms the Nervous System
  • Lowers Blood Pressures
  • Reduces Heart Rate
  • Slows Respiration
  • Improves Skin Tone
  • Increases Red Blood Cell Count
  • Relieves Tired and Aching Muscles
  • Improves Muscle Tone
  • Relieves Cramped Muscles
  • Speeds Recovery From Injury
  • Reduces Tension Headaches
  • Increases Tissue Metabolism
  • Decreases Muscle Deterioration 
  • Speeds Recovery From Illness
  • Increases Range of Motion 
  • Speeds Elimination of Metabolic Waste
  • Increases Blood and Lymph Circulation
  • Stimulates Release of Endorphins
  • Strengthens the Immune System
  • Reduces Swelling
  • Loosens Tight Muscles
  • Stretches Connective Tissue
  • Reduces Chronic Pain
  • Improves Posture
  • Improves Skin Tone

Mental benefits

  • Reduces Mental Stress
  • Reduces Mental Anxiety
  • Promotes Quality Sleep
  • Improves Productivity
  • Induces Mental Relaxation 
  • Improves Concentration

Emotional Benefits

  • Enhances Self-Image
  • Provides a Feeling of Well Being
  • Nurtures and Stimulates Emotional Growth 
  • Reduces Anxiety

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