June 23rd, 2018
The Swedish massage is by far, the most popular massage therapy, especially, in the western countries. Other massages, like, sports massage, deep tissue massage and aromatherapy have all originated from Swedish massage. This is the best therapy especially for beginners.
What is a Swedish massage?
Derived from the western concepts of anatomy and physiology, the Swedish massage is the most common type of massage and is offered almost everywhere.
This includes 5 strokes, namely; Effleurage or the smooth long strokes, Petrissage or the rolling strokes, Friction or the circular strokes, Tapotement or the percussion strokes and Vibration or the shaking strokes.
This is a full body relaxation technique and is extremely beneficial for those recovering from an injury! As opposed to the emphasis on ‘sen lines’ or ‘meridians’ in Asian Massage Systems, this massage therapy is based on the Western concepts.
It is mostly used by therapists to detox the circulatory system, restore normal range of motion, release tightness in muscles and relieve pain. The procedure of a Swedish massage and how it naturally eliminates pain:
Similar to other massages, the therapist begins by lubricating the skin with oil and warms up with different kinds of massage strokes and techniques. These strokes release tension and breakup muscle knots or adhered tissues (also known as adhesions).
Swedish massage is a brilliant way to relax the body but before the massage starts, it is very important for the therapist to know about any pre-existing condition that you might be suffering from. This will curate the session according to your body’s requirements.
What are the benefits of a Swedish massage?
If you’re suffering from body pain, then this is a massage you definitely can’t say no to. Stop hesitating and book yourself an appointment at your nearest O2 Spa salon now!