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You Don’t Even Have To Fly to Sweden

24 Nov Posted by in Blog, Massage | Comments Off on You Don’t Even Have To Fly to Sweden

Massage therapy, massage, massage therapist, relaxation, Swedish relaxation massageThe Swedish relaxation massage is the most common and requested type of massage. This massage involves long fluid strokes of muscles and tissues with intervals of light, medium and firm pressure. Your massage therapist will adjust the pressure they use on you according to your sensitivity and preference. Swedish massage is considered to be one of the most relaxing styles of massage therapy. 

 

As we know massage therapy has many benefits. A Swedish massage is said to promote relaxation, alleviate pain and stiffness and increase circulation. Whether you just need a day of rejuvenation or relaxation from everyday stresses, the massage therapist knows just how to help you unwind and de-stress.  A specific problem or pain can be alleviated with the Swedish massage and your massage therapist will have you feeling better in no time.

 

Several techniques are used with the Swedish massage. They include a circular pressure applied by the hands and palms, firm kneading, percussion-like tapping, bending and stretching. Communication with your massage therapist during your session helps them customize the massage to your specific needs.

 

A study that was published in the New York Times conducted by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine reported that volunteers, who received a 45-minute Swedish massage, experienced a significant decrease in levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Volunteers also had increases in the number of white blood cells that are part of the immune system. A boost in the immune cells helps fight colds and flu.

 

One of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. Just this alone makes a world of difference in your overall health. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing toxins, improving circulation and flexibility, while easing tension in the body and mind.