Swedish massage is the most common type of massage therapy and is great for both beginners and those who have had many massages. This therapy is the base from which other Western types of therapeutic massage were created. Each therapist will usually differ in the manner in which they perform this technique, but the result is the same: stress relief and relaxation.
Swedish massage uses many movements including sweeping strokes, friction, rolling pressure (or kneading), and steady tapping to reduce tightness and relax the muscles. The therapist will use oils to help lubricate the skin and reduce irritation. A session can last anywhere between 30 and 90 minutes, depending upon your preference. The longer the session, the more time the therapist will have to loosen knots and relieve tension. You can speak with your therapist about pressure levels before the session begins, as both light and heavy pressure can be used.
The benefits of Swedish massage not only include relaxed muscles and better movement, but also lowered blood pressure, an enhanced immune system, and pain relief in targeted areas. Book an appointment today to learn more about how Swedish massage can help you.
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