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Swedish Massage Therapy Modality

Swedish massage therapy is the modality that comes to mind when most people think about massage. As the best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body.

This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. But Swedish Massage Therapy goes beyond relaxation. Swedish Massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.

Swedish Massage includes:

Long, sweeping strokes over a muscle that help to break up trigger points

Kneading the muscle to work deeper into the affected area

Rhythmically tapping an area with cupped hands to facilitate relaxation

Friction or rubbing a muscle group rapidly with the palms to stimulate warmth

Vibration or using the fingertips to quickly shake a muscle back and forth to loosen the area

 

Benefits include:

Reduction in knee arthritis

Easing the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome

Lowering blood pressure

Boosting the immune system function

Reducing headaches

Helping to mitigate the symptoms of fibromyalgia

And countless more!