Swedish massage is the manipulation of body muscle and connective soft tissues around the body to ease day-to-day stresses and muscular tension, this promotes relaxation.
It also helps to increase delivery of blood and oxygen to the treated areas and can also be useful to muscular injuries.
In Swedish massage different techniques are carried out on the muscles: kneading, stroking, rubbing, friction, vibration & tapotement.
These movements warm up the muscle tissue, releasing tension and gradually breaking up muscle knots.
Swedish massage promotes relaxation, calms your nervous system and promotes a sense of relaxation and well-being, reducing anxiety and tension in the body which has been known to help relieve depression
Massage has been around for thousands of years. It was and is still used in countries all over the world.
When you hurt yourself it's a natural instinct to "rub" the pain away.
Physicians used massage as the main way of healing and relieving pain.
Swedish physiologist "Per Henrik Ling" developed Swedish massage from his knowledge of physiology, gymnastics and Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Chinese massage techniques.
He combined these techniques to develop Swedish massage.