Swedish massage therapy is the modality that comes to mind when most people think about massage. As the best-known type of body-work performed today, one of the primary goals of Swedish massage is to relax the entire body. But Swedish massage goes beyond relaxation. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, breaking up “muscle knots” or adhered tissue, and improving circulation and flexibility.
The common strokes of Swedish Massage include:
-effleurage: smooth, gliding strokes used to relax soft
-petrissage: squeezing, rolling or kneading strokes that
-friction: deep circular movements that cause layers of
tissue to rub against each other, helping to increase the blood flow and break
down scar tissue
-tapotement: a short, alternating tap done with cupped
hands, fingers, or the edge of the hand
-vibration: oscillatory movements that shake or vibrate the
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