Incorporating long, flowing strokes with others such as kneading, vibration and friction, this massage is multi-dimensional and appropriate for all purposes. Used in conjunction with other modalities such as myofacial release, trigger point and accupressure, every massage session is tailor-made to fit the client’s needs on that particular occasion. Whether the goal is relaxation, the treatment of an injury, or to relieve pain and discomfort, Swedish massage covers all the bases. For those simply wanting to relax and be relieved of stress and muscle tension, this modality is a perfect fit.
However, even when the goal of the session may be relaxation, the body still receives all of the same physiological benefits as a massage where there is a specific therapeutic intent. Benefits include: increased circulation, lowering of blood pressure, relaxes muscle tissue and breaks up adhesions (knots), improves joint mobility, increases mental clarity and reduces stress, boosts your immune system – Massage has been proven to cause an increased production of white blood cells, which are the foundation of your immune defenses. Massage also promotes circulation within the lymphatic system which helps defend the body against invasion by disease-causing agents such as viruses, bacteria, and fungi. Those who receive massages on a consistent basis therefore, do not become ill as often as those who do not.
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