swedish massage

swedish massage is one of the most common forms of massage. it is a therapeutic type of massage and is an overall method that helps the whole body.
simply a set and variety of techniques or methods that help to achieve relaxation of the muscles and to help achieve a better and increased rate of circulation.

swedish massage utilizes techniques that apply stokes with pressure applied in the same direction as the blood would flow as it returns to a person’s heart. the pressure is applied to bones and muscles with various types of techniques.
these techniques include:


first we will concentrate on relaxation which would utilize gliding the palms, fingertips, or thumbs, effleurage. then they will use the fingers, thumbs, or hands to knead this will be the petrissage stroke. the therapist will use lotions and or oils to help the process.
the effleurage stroke, finds the muscles that are tense and this gives a person time to get comfortable as they lie face down and are massaged from the neck all the way down the back to the end of the spinal column. the petrissage stroke, is for deeper relaxation and works to warm-up the person body for more intense massage. this technique will involve the muscles being moved or lifted away and upward from the bones. this will help to figure out how much or how deep the pressure applied will need to be.

the many and various benefits of utilizing swedish therapy are:

to release toxins from the body’s muscles
to increase oxygen flow
lower blood pressure
increase circulation
relax the body & mind
helps with digestion
can help to relieve colic
helps clear up congested lungs by breaking up mucus
helps to stimulate a slower breathing pattern
improves muscle flexibility
helps to improve the durability of the muscles
helps to ease tension and stiffness within the muscles

there are many more benefits to this form of massage with relaxation being a major player in this therapy.
a person can achieve better overall well being and health if they start receiving a swedish massage program.

  • back massage
  • therapeutic foot massage
  • face massage