Swedish massage is well known as the prototype of modern massage and is one of the most popular forms of massage therapy in the Western world. Swedish massage is a form of physical therapy and has been utilized in rehabilitating
paraplegic or polio patients. Nowadays, Swedish massage is world-renowned as professional physical therapy.
Swedish massage techniques consist of gentle-slapping, tapping, long sweeping strokes, kneading, rubbing, vibrating and friction by stimulating movements using hands, palms, thumbs and fingertips. Swedish massage is designed to relax the entire body by rubbing the muscles in long, gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. But, the benefits of Swedish massage goes beyond relaxation. It helps increase the oxygen flow in the blood, flush out toxins from muscles, and increase blood flow, making muscles warm and relaxed, shortening the recovery time for muscle pain and stiffness. Swedish massage further helps eliminate waste from the body, including lactic acid and uric acid that accumulates in body tissues. It further reduces tension in the skin and cellulite, giving your skin a healthy glow and improving skin surface, colour and tone. It also stimulates the nervous system to reduce stress.
Therefore, Swedish massage restores the overall blood flow and circulation, benefiting the muscular system, stimulating various glands, and promoting overall well-being.