- The Benefits of Relaxation or a Relaxing Massage. What is Swedish Massage?
Swedish Massage works the muscles by various techniques: effleurage, kneading, friction, long strokes, kneading, tapping, vibration, shaking, and percussion or tapotement... Swedish massage stimulates the whole body system thus makes it possible for the body to be rebalanced (by supporting a venous return, better blood and lymphatic circulation, the elimination of toxins, and better management of stress) and works on the level of the osseous frame.
- Effleurage: Gliding strokes with the palms, thumbs, and/or fingertips
- Petrissage: Kneading movements with the hands, thumbs, and/or fingers
- Friction: Circular pressures with the palms of hands, thumbs, and/or fingers
- Vibration: Oscillatory movements that shake or vibrate the body
- Percussion: Brisk hacking or tapping
- Passive and active movements: Bending and stretching
Benefits of Swedish Massage
Swedish massage feels good, is relaxing and invigorating. It affects the nerves, muscles, glands, and circulation while promoting health and well being.
Swedish massage involves mild to deep pressure with a variety of massage techniques such as kneading, tapping, and stroking. People use Swedish massage as a way to promote relaxation, which is why many people experience their first massage while on vacation in Santa Barbara. If you want to go to “La LA Land” using this modality then call Nicola. Of course, you have to receptive to my style. What do Nicola’s clients say after having one of Nicola’s “La LA Land” massages,” “Amazing” “Tremendous” “Fantastic”.
Swedish massage uses five styles of long, flowing strokes to massage. The five basic strokes are effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber), and vibration/shaking. Swedish massage has shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness, and improving function in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee over a period of eight weeks. It has also been shown to be helpful in individuals with poor circulation. The development of Swedish massage is credited to Per Henrik Ling, though the Dutch practitioner Johan Georg Mezger adopted the French names to denote the basic strokes. The term “Swedish” massage is not really known in the country of Sweden, where it is called “classic massage”
Swedish massage is used for pain management, to improve circulation, and to help individuals recover from injury. It is even used as a form of therapy for anxiety and depression.
The main purpose of Swedish massage is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles.
Your body’s lymph system is responsible for moving fluids that contain nutrients and wastes throughout your body. Lymph fluid is circulated during voluntary muscle movement. Swedish massage promotes the healthy functioning of your lymph system by directly stimulating and relaxing your muscles. If you’re suffering from muscular strain, Swedish massage can help your body’s lymph system flush metabolic wastes such as lactic acid and uric acid from your muscles. This shortens recovery time and helps you feel better faster.
Swedish massage shortens recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the tissues of lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes. It increases circulation without increasing heart load. It stretches the ligaments and tendons keeping them supple and pliable. Swedish massage also stimulates the skin and nervous system and soothes the nerves themselves at the same time. It reduces stress, both emotional and physical, and is suggested in a regular program for stress management.
Swedish massage feels good, is relaxing and invigorating. It affects the nerves, muscles, glands, and circulation while promoting health and well being. So what are you waiting for…call Nicola today to schedule your Swedish appointment.
Swedish massage- (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
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