A system of therapeutic massage and exercise for the muscles and joints, developed in Sweden in the 19th century.  A Swedish massage session is performed with the client lying on a massage table while the therapist manipulates their muscle tissue with a variety of strokes.   It provides a general sense of relaxation, promotes a feeling of healing, and reduces pain.

 

Benefits of Swedish Massage 

  • Reduction in muscle spasm, pain and tension
  • Release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers
  • Relaxation and therefore reduction in anxiety
  • Improved blood circulation
  • Improved lymphatic drainage
  • Improved mobility
  • Reduction of swelling caused by an accumulation of fluid in the tissues
  • Balancing the overall flow of natural life energy through the body
  • Inducing a feeling of well-being through the comfort of human touch