A Swedish body massage is the perfect way for anyone who is overly worked and stressed out to relax their body and mind. By relieving muscle tension, Swedish therapy can be both relaxing and energizing. And it may even help after an injury.This is the most common and best-known type of massage in the West. If it’s your first time or you don’t get massage often, it is the best place to start. This body massage is the combination of many different techniques rolled into one session. During this therapy session the therapist will work with the soft tissues and muscles in the body to help restore balance and health.It involves the use of hands, forearms or elbows to manipulate the superficial layers of the muscles to improve mental and physical health. Active or passive movement of the joints may also be part of the massage. The benefits of massage include increased blood circulation, mental and physical relaxation , decreased stress and muscle tension, and improved range of motion.
This massage was invented by a Swedish fencing instructor named Per Henrik Ling in the 1830. After some time he developed a technique which is known as Swedish massage.This technique was brought to the United States from Sweden by two brothers, Dr. Charles and Dr. George Taylor in the 1850.
Benefits of Swedish Massage
- loosening tight muscles,joints and stretching connective tissues,improving range of motion.
- increasing muscle strength,calming the nervous system,stimulating blood circulation.
- improving circulation by increasing oxygen flow in the blood.
- speeding up healing from injury and illness, reducing emotional and physical stress.