WHAT IS SWEDISH MASSAGE & HOW DOES IT WORK?
Swedish massage is a gentle type of full-body massage that’s ideal for people who:
– are new to massage
– have a lot of tension
– are sensitive to touch
It can help release muscle knots, and it’s also a good choice for when you want to fully relax during a massage.
For this massage, you’ll remove your clothes, though you may choose to keep your underwear on. You’ll be covered with a sheet while lying on the massage table. The massage therapist will move the sheet to uncover areas that they are actively working on.
The massage therapist will use a combination of:
– long, flowing strokes in the direction of the heart
– deep circular motions
– vibration and tapping
– passive joint movement techniques
Swedish massage has been shown to help alleviate:
– joint stiffness
– pain reduction
– low back pain
– stress management/reduction