Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage is very helpful in managing stress, initiating the autonomic nervous system relaxation response and improving circulation. If someone has never had a massage before, Swedish massage is a good modality to “try” for a first time massage.

Benefits of Swedish Massage – Center for Massage Therapy

Swedish massage helps the body in reducing pain and joint stiffness, increasing circulation, and for improving function in patients with osteoarthritis. Swedish massage is often combined with other modalities where it is used as connecting strokes between body parts and to address the whole body.

Swedish Massage Basics

Swedish massage employs five basic strokes:

  • effleurage (sliding or gliding)
  • petrissage (kneading)
  • tapotement (rhythmic tapping)
  • friction (cross-fiber) and
  • vibration (shaking)

Swedish or “classic” massage is often the first modality a massage student learns. It is a basis for many massage modalities and is often the modality used in spas where relaxation is the goal.

In a Swedish massage, lotion or oil is used to aid the movement of the massage therapist across the skin. Per Henrik Ling, a Swede who immigrated to France, is credited with the development of Swedish massage; this is why the names for the strokes are in the French language instead of Swedish.

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Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is also known as structural integration, myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy, trigger point therapy, and other terms.

Medical Massage

Therapeutic massage increasingly is being prescribed by physicians to complement traditional medical treatment for illness, injury and pain.

Neuromuscular Therapy

Our therapists are trained to identify trigger points that may be the actual area of injury and a source or your pain.

Pain Relief

Massage therapy is effective for relieving and managing chronic and acute pain.

Sports Massage

Sports massage is typically used pre-event, post-event, and for maintenance.

Stress Relief

Wellness Massage Therapy is used primarily for individuals who desire to keep themselves as healthy as possible during normal stressors of everyday life.

Swedish Masssage

Swedish massage is very helpful in managing stress, initiating the autonomic nervous system relaxation response and improving circulation.

Thai Massage

Thai massage is also known as yoga massage, and it encourages recipients to reach their edge of flexibility, but never beyond.

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