What is Swedish massage?
In Sweden, "Swedish massage" is simply known as "classic massage". And that is exactly what it is – a classic treatment which represents the western standard for massage.
The main techniques used in Swedish massage – stroking and gliding; kneading; rubbing; tapping or "pounding" They're designed to improve your circulation, soothe your muscles and make you more relaxed. Oils or lotions are used to lubricate the skin, and create a warming effect.
What is Swedish massage good for?
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.Besides the calming benefits, Swedish massage is thought to be good for:
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