What Is a Swedish Massage?

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Swedish Massage

Swedish massage is considered to be the most common form of massage therapy. The strokes are soft and very long. Therapists will knead the skin and tissue and even perform light tap-like strokes on the top section of muscles that are often described as being “rhythmic”.

Most massage therapist also encourage the movement of the joints when performing Swedish massage. This is an optimal form of massage for those that require relief of tension in the muscles, need additional energy, have a desire to experience complete relaxation, or have experienced some types of injuries. Swedish massage is also referred to as “Classic Massage”. Continue reading to learn more.

What to Expect During a Swedish Massage Therapy Session

If you are in search of the answer to the question, “What is a Swedish Massage?”, it is quite likely that you are not familiar with how the session will be performed and what to expect. You should first know that this is a type of whole-body massage.

It will start with you lying on either your back or your stomach. Approximately halfway through the session, you will be required to flip over and alternate the positioning of your body.

In most instances, some or all of the clothing -apart from undergarments – will be off, but a sheet will be draped securely over the body. This is just so that the massage therapist has direct access to the points of the body that need worked on for relief.

Most therapists will utilize either an oil or a lotion. Many may inquire as to what scent you prefer, for the purpose and intent of aromatherapy. Swedish massage professionals utilize several different techniques to successfully administer the massage.

These include passive-based joint movements, kneading, deep circular-based movements, and long strokes. Many therapists may use one or two techniques, while others integrate all of the techniques during the session.

It will depend on why you are receiving the therapy and your individual needs and preferences.

What Are the Purposes Behind the Swedish Massage Therapy Techniques?

While Swedish massage aids the body in many ways, the various techniques utilized are intended to do the following:

  1. The techniques will completely relax the body.
  2. Each of the techniques work to effectively stimulate the various nerve endings throughout the body.
  3.  The Swedish massage techniques are effective in boosting the flow of blood within the body and increasing the drainage of lymph.

What Is the Difference Between Deep Tissue Massage and Swedish Massage?

Both deep tissue massage and Swedish massage therapy are very popular forms of therapy and they have characteristics that are quite similar; however, there are some differences.

First, the amount of pressure that is used. Second, the techniques that are utilized during the sessions. Third, each is intended for a different use. Finally, the area of focus.

If you have an interest in receiving massage therapy, contact us here at Advanced Chiropractic and Wellness Center to determine which type of therapy is best suited for your needs by calling: 706-738-7731

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