Healing hands of a Swedish massage therapist on the back of a client who is lying down on a couch
Healing hands of a swedish massage therapist on the back of a client
Eve Taylor pre blended aromatherapy products and candles in a beach setting
Healing hands of a Swedish massage therapist on the legs of a client
Touch can heal both body and. mind
What is Swedish Massage?
Swedish massage techniques apply deeper pressures than an aromatherapy massage to stimulate the body. It is a popular therapy and incorporates five core techniques such as:
Effleurage - long gliding strokes
Petrissage - lifting and kneading the muscles
Friction - deep circular rubbing movements
Tapotement - brisk tapping movements
Vibration - vibrating specific muscles
What are the benefits?
Swedish massage is used to aid relaxation and the energetic massage techniques have many health benefits. It helps calm the nervous system by increasing blood circulation, allowing more oxygen and nutrients to be delivered to the muscles which helps the body to rejuvenate; it soothes your muscles, releasing tension and promoting a sense of relaxation. It also contributes to the detoxification process, speeding up the rate at which cells eliminate waste such as lactic acid, uric acid and other wastes from tissues.