The five main techniques used in Swedish Massage – stroking and gliding, kneading, rubbing, tapping or “pounding”, vibration – are designed to improve the circulation, soothe the muscles and relax the body.
Swedish Massage uses softer strokes on the bonier and more delicate parts of the body, and stronger strokes where there is thicker muscle coverage. This sensitivity to pressure makes it ideal for relaxation.
In addition to the calming benefits, Swedish Massage is thought to be good for: Easing muscular strain by flushing out toxins Improving circulation by increasing oxygen flow in the blood Helping to keep ligaments and tendons supple Stimulating the nervous system Reducing emotional and physical stress.
All Massage can leave you feeling thirsty and needing to go to the toilet more than usual this is because your lymphatic system is flushing out toxins. Drink plenty of water after treatment. Also see Lymphatic Drainage Technique & Reflexology