What is Swedish Massage?

Swedish Massage, as the name implies, originated in Sweden and is now by far the most well known, as well as sought after, massage therapy in the Western world. Swedish Massage, or as it is also often referred to as Relaxation Massage, Holistic Massage or Swedish Relaxation Massage, incorporates techniques including gentle stroking, gliding and circular rubbing motions (effleurage), kneading of the soft tissues (petrissage) and rapid repeat tapping or gentle pounding on the muscles (tapotement). Many of the deeper and more intensive forms of massage therapy Focused Therapy London provides are founded on Swedish Massage techniques.

What are the main objectives of Swedish Massage?

This massage treatment is designed to provide a lighter, less intense touch that promotes a sense of well being, relaxation, stress relief and boost of blood circulation rather than to work deeper in to the tissues and treat specific aches, pains or soft tissue restrictions or injury.

It additionally has a proven track record in providing the following benefits:

  • reduces levels of stress, anxiety and worry
  • improves mood, eases depression and promotes a feeling of emotional well-being due to endorphin release
  • improves sleep patterns including the recipient falling asleep faster and staying asleep longer
  • increases relaxation and a calming of the nervous system
  • helps to maintaining a healthy immune system
  • increases energy levels
  • improves blood circulation and increases nutrient supply to the muscles
  • increases flexibility and range of motion
  • improves posture

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