Techniques support healthy circulation and soothe aches and pains in muscles and joints while drainage movements encourage effective elimination.
Traditional Swedish massage has a number of health benefits. In addition to providing a general sense of relaxation, a Swedish massage can help promote healing and reduce pain.
The main benefit of a Swedish massage is the overall relaxation that it provides. A standard Swedish massage lasts between 30 or 60 minutes, and addresses most major muscle groups of the body. The strokes of the massage relax individual muscles, while the overall experience eliminates mental stress.
Swedish massage can target specific areas of pain like a sprained ankle, or can be used to help manage the chronic pain that comes with conditions like arthritis. By using strokes that improve circulation and increase body-wide relaxation, your massage therapist can help make many painful conditions more bearable.
The strokes of Swedish massage replicate the movements of the circulatory system. By performing the strokes toward the heart, Swedish massage drains metabolic waste from the limbs of the body.