Swedish Massage

Swedish massage is the most common style of massage practiced today and it offers exceptional benefits. It is a vigorous style of massage that increases circulation throughout the body and into the muscles. During the massage muscle tension is reduced, helping the muscles to loosen, increase in flexibility and feel soothed. The entire body relaxes as the mind is coaxed into a peaceful more relaxed state. The vigorous nature of Swedish massages help toxins to be released into the lymphatic system to be removed from your body, while oxygenation of your blood increases during this active massage. This massage is a favorite for athletes to keep their muscles healthy as well as anyone who wants their body and mind to feel more relaxed.

Benefits of Swedish Massage

  • Increased circulation
  • Loosens muscles
  • Helps release toxins

Many studies have proven the benefits of Swedish massage. A study sponsored by a division of the National Institute of Health and published in the New York Times found that study participants who received this type of massage experienced significant decreases in levels of the stress hormone cortisol in blood and saliva. The study volunteers also had increases in the number of lymphocytes, white blood cells that are a part of the immune system.

Some of the techniques used in these massages include, long firm strokes, kneading, gliding effleurage, percussion, tapotement, circular friction, and stretching. We encourage you to communicate with your massage therapist before and during your massage session. This will ensure that you will receive the kind of massage that will benefit you the most.

Swedish massage benefits your muscles by a professional masseuse.