The Swedish Massage is one of the most commonly used massages in the world. It is typically known as a Muscle Massage, originally applied on gymnasts. Certain massage techniques are used to provide pressure and movement to the muscles, soft skin tissue, tendons and ligaments. It encourages blood and lymph flow, alleviates tension, and is a more stimulating massage providing great relief for stressed and tired muscles. Swedish massage is done with more pressure, but is not a deep tissue massage. It is also interesting to know that a Swedish massage does not have a set routine; it is adapted to the individual person, depending on needs, condition of the body and individual muscles.
Swedish massage is very beneficial before physical exercises, as it assists the muscles to warm up and is loosening and stretching muscles and connective tissue to keep them flexible. Swedish massage can also be very helpful after exercises or workouts, as it helps to remove waste products that could cause muscle contractions and pain.
In general, a Swedish massage has major influence on the activity of the musculoskeletal, lymphatic, circulatory and nervous systems of our body.
Benefits reported after receiving a Swedish Massage are:
- Alleviated muscle tension, aches, and pain
- Reduced stress and increases relaxation
- Improved sleep
- Increased circulation of blood and lymph, allowing a faster tissue repair
- Assists the recovery from soft tissue injuries
- Can influence blood pressure levels
- Improvement of general well-being
Contraindications to Swedish Massage – massage treatments are not appropriate, if there is any of the following:
- Advanced kidney failure
- Advanced respiratory failure
- Diabetes with complications such as gangrene, advanced heart or kidney disease
- Liver failure
- Acute pneumonia
- Severe arteriosclerosis
- All types of shock
- All kinds of acute illnesses, like stroke, heart attack, severe asthma attack, highly metastatic cancers, acute flare-ups of inflammatory diseases, frostbite, open wounds or sore, fresh burns, recent head injuries, etc.
- Also, clients on anti-inflammatory drugs, muscle relaxants, anti-coagulants, analgesics, or any other medications that alter sensation, reflex reactions, cardiovascular function, kidney or liver function, or personality.
How long is a Swedish massage session?
The length of one session is about 60 minutes. Your first visit will include a short health assessment and brief discussion of your medical history.
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