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The term "Swedish" massage is not really known in the country of Sweden, where it is called "classic massage". Swedish massage uses five styles of long, flowing strokes to massage. The five basic strokes are Effleurage (light touch), Petrissage (kneading), Tapotement (rhythmic tapping), Friction (compression), and vibration. Swedish massage has shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness. It has also been shown to be helpful in individuals with poor circulation.
Benefits This massage also known as soothing massage, relaxing massage or de-stress massage is great for the feels good factor, relaxing and invigorating. It affects the nerves, muscles, glands, and circulation, while promoting health and well being.
Purpose: The main purpose of this massage is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles.
It shortens recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the tissues of lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes. It increases circulation without increasing heart load. It stretches the ligaments and tendons keeping them supple and pliable. Swedish massage also stimulates the skin and nervous system and soothes the nerves themselves at the same time. It reduces stress, both emotional and physical, and is suggested in a regular program for stress management. It also has many specific medical uses.
Techniques: These massage techniques include: long strokes, kneading, friction, tapping, percussion, vibration, effleurage, and shaking motions. The usually sequence of techniques are :
Effleurage: Gliding strokes with the palms, thumbs and/or fingertips
Petrissage: Kneading movements with the hands, thumbs and/or fingers
Friction: Circular pressures with the palms of hands, thumbs and/or fingers
Vibration: Oscillatory movements that shake or vibrate the bodyPercussion: Brisk hacking or tapping
Passive and active movements: Bending and stretching.
All my massages are fully inclusive ... and Yes that does include a Happy Ending* HR!!!
* If required