Swedish, the most common type of massage therapy, is a gentle and relaxing type
of massage consisting of a variety of massage strokes such as effleurage
(stroking), petrissage (kneading), tapotment (percussion) friction,
and vibration applied with oil to the body for the following benefits:
Promotes general relaxation.
Improves circulation of the blood and
lymph system, thereby strengthening the immune system.
Increases flexibility and joint movement
- (range of motion).
Relieves muscle tension, relaxes muscle
Helps the body to produce its own
natural pain killers (endorphins) to ease pain and soreness.
Faster recovery from injuries and
Can either stimulate or sedate nervous
system depending on technique used.
Reduces stress and gives a renewed sense
of well being.