What is Swedish Massage?
Swedish massage is the most common form of massage and is also called “classic massage”. This is the massage that is most often done in massage parlors and its main role is to relax the body. Swedish massage also improves the physical properties of the tissues, restoring the body after a physical or intellectual effort. This is the most relaxing body massage.
Swedish massage is the basis for other types of massage, including sports massage, muscle massage, aromatherapy massage, relaxing massage, deep tissue massage therapy, reflexology massage even anti-cellulite massage.
Swedish massage includes light blows, kneading, tingling, and touching the skin to stimulate the muscles. Throughout a Swedish massage session, the therapist lubricates the skin with massage oil and performs various massage techniques. These movements freeze the muscle tissue, release tension and gradually dissociate the muscle nodes or adherent tissues, called adhesions. Swedish massage promotes relaxation, among other health benefits.
In addition to its calming effects, Swedish massage is also good for:
- calming tense muscles by eliminating toxins;
- improving circulation by increasing the flow of oxygen in the blood;
- helping ligaments and tendons;
- reducing physical and emotional stress;
- stimulation of lymphatic flow, the body’s natural defense system;
- improves tissue elasticity, flexibility and reduces body pain.
A classic Swedish massage session lasts 50-60 minutes. Depending on the results to be obtained, a session can last even longer, between 75 and 90 minutes, which gives the therapist time to work more deeply on the muscle tissues.
Although Swedish massage is the classic form of massage, it also includes a number of varieties that differ depending on the technique used:
- aromatherapeutic massage;
- a double massage for couples;
- hot stone massage;
- chair massage;
- relaxation massage.
A consequence of Swedish massage is the need to consume more water and go to the bathroom more often. This is due to the fact that the massage stimulates the circulation of the lymphatic system and releases toxins.
There are many things in our lives that can constantly stress or worry us. The more stressed we become, the tenser our muscles become, and the harder it will be to relax. The technique used during the Swedish massage helps you relax your muscles and release all the tension built up. Touching the skin also helps people relax and get rid of worries. Another benefit of Swedish massage is a more restful sleep, due to the release of stress during the practice of this therapy.
Swedish massage is one of the most popular types of massage due to its beneficial effects on both body and mind. For a full-body Swedish massage in London, you can book at home a Swedish massage on our website. We offer you full-body Swedish massage and the best relax massage therapy in London.