Swedish Massage Therapy
This form of massage may be the most popular massage service in the United States. A Swedish or “classic” massage helps to relax the entire body. Long gliding strokes across the muscles help to direct blood to the heart and helps the body to unwind. This type of massage also helps to increase oxygen levels in the blood, improve circulation and flexibility, ease tension, and decrease toxins in the muscles.
This popular massage also helps to decrease the production of cortisol, the hormone attributed to stress. Massage may also help bolster the immune system by encouraging the production of lymphocytes (white blood cells in the immune system). Regular massage therapy thus contributes to overall health and wellbeing by helping to decrease tension, anxiety, stress, promote better sleep, and even fight off colds and flu.
This form of massage uses techniques which may include firm kneading, percussion-like tapping, circular pressure applied by the hands, and bending or stretching. Each massage at A Well Kneaded Massage is personalized to ensure the client’s total comfort and to help achieve the client’s specific goals in achieving healing, relaxation, and more.
History of the “Classic” Massage
The term “Swedish massage” is one used almost exclusively in America. In Europe, this form of massage is most often referred to as “classic massage” due to its nature as the most basic of massage methods. This method is considered classic thanks to its widespread use.
But no matter which term is used, one thing is certain: massage has a number of proven benefits. The development of this method of massage over the course of nearly 200 years has led to a widespread practice that helps countless people every day feel their best. Whether you just want to relax or you want to better your physical, mental, and emotional health, massage therapy can help.
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