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what is Swedish massage?

Swedish massage enables sell recovery whilst focused on ache, accidents, strain and stiffness the usage of gliding, kneading, tapping, friction and light shaking—designed to ease returned ache and help relaxation.

Swedish masotherapy is the mode that comes to mind when most people think of massage. As the most well-known type of body made today, one of the main goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is achieved by rubbing the muscles with long sliding strokes in the direction of the blood returning to the heart. But Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial in increasing blood oxygen levels, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while relieving stress.

A study by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine published in The New York Times found that volunteers who received a 45-minute Swedish massage experienced significant reductions in levels of the stress hormone cortisol as well as arginine vasopressin- to a hormone that can lead to increases in cortisol. Volunteers also had increases in the number of lymphocytes, white blood cells that are part of the immune system and an increase in immune cells that can help fight colds and flu.

Other Swedish massage techniques include circular pressure applied by hands and palms, firm kneading, percussion strokes, bending and stretching. Before and during your Swedish massage session, communication with your professional massage therapist is recommended so that your massage adapts to your specific needs.