The Swedish massage is the most common and best-known type of massage in the West, and the foundation for more advanced forms of tissue manipulation. This massage stimulates circulation, flushes the circulatory system, releases tight muscles, restores range of motion, and relieves general pain due to stress.
What happens during a Swedish massage?
In all Swedish massage, the therapist lubricates the skin with massage oil and performs various massage strokes, and Swedish stretching.
These movements warm up the muscle tissue, releasing tension and gradually breaking up muscle “knots” or adhered tissues, called adhesions. Swedish massage promotes relaxation, among other health benefits.