What is Swedish Massage?
Swedish massage is the most common and best-known type of massage in the West. It is the foundation that sports massage, deep tissue massage, aromatherapy massage have been built upon.
- People who are looking more for relaxation with a few aches and pains
- Those wanting some 'me' time.
- Those with general massage contraindications, including open wounds, broken bones, bursitis, periostitis, rheumatoid arthritis, myositis ossificans, skin infections, thrombosis or bleeding disorders.
- Anyone looking for deep tissue work. This is a very light relaxing treatment.
During your Swedish massage treatment
In all Swedish massage, the therapist will use massage oil to perform various massage strokes, including the basic techniques for a traditional Swedish massage: effleurage, petrissage, friction, tapotement, and vibration/nerve strokes. Swedish massage promotes relaxation, among other health benefits, but before the massage, the therapist should ask you about any injuries or other conditions that he or she should know about.
After your massage
Following your massage you should feel nice and relaxed. It should also help to alleviate existing soreness. Take a warm bath, ensure you get adequate rest and drink plenty of water. Take it easy for the rest of the day.
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