Traditional Swedish Massage
Swedish massage therapy is clearly the most well known of all treatments when people think about massage. One of the prime goals of this particular massage is to relax the entire body. This technique can be accomplished by massaging the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood flow returning to the heart. However, Swedish massage therapy goes beyond mere relaxation. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial in increasing the oxygen levels in the blood, improving circulation, flexibility, and decreasing muscle toxins while easing tension.
A study conducted by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and published in The New York Times, found that volunteers who received a 45-minute Swedish massage experienced significant decreases in levels of cortisol which is a stress hormone, as well as arginine vasopressin-a hormone that can lead to increases in cortisol. Volunteers also had increases in the number of lymphocytes, white blood cells that are part of the immune system, and a boost in the immune cells that may help fight colds and the flu.
Swedish Massage Techniques
Additional Swedish massage therapy techniques include circular or rotational pressure applied using the hands and palms, with firm kneading, bending, stretching and percussion-like tapping. Communication is encouraged with your professional massage before and during your Swedish massage session so that your massage is customised to your specific needs.
Benefits of Massage Therapy
- Relieves Stress
- Encourages Relaxation
- Helps Manage Pain
- Improves Flexibility and Range of Motion
- Relaxes Muscles
- Lowers Blood Pressure
Half body treatments are also available which concentrate mainly on the back, neck and shoulders.
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