Swedish massage represents a general massage system that uses a variety of techniques specifically designed to relax muscles and increase circulation.
스웨디시 (Swedish) massage works by applying deep pressure to the muscles and bones, rubbing in the same direction as the blood flow to the heart.
What are the benefits of Swedish massage?
A Swedish massage is a relaxing and invigorating experience that increases the flow of oxygen in the blood and releases toxins.
Using gentle but firm pressure, a Swedish massage can:
• improve circulation
• relieve muscle aches
• reduce muscle tension
• improve flexibility
• create relaxation
Swedish massage stimulates the skin, nerves, muscles, and glands while promoting health and well-being. When used for injuries such as muscle strain, Swedish massage shortens recovery time by flushing tissues of uric acid, lactic acid, and other metabolic wastes. Swedish massage increases circulation without increasing the load on the heart and stretches the ligaments and tendons keeping them flexible and flexible. A Swedish massage is excellent for reducing physical and emotional stress and can be used as part of a stress management program.
Swedish massage: how does it work?
Swedish massage techniques involve long gliding movements, kneading of individual muscles, friction, tapping or pounding, vibration, and spin.
• Passive and active movements: bending and stretching
• Each type of stroke offers different benefits.
Is Swedish massage safe for everyone?
In general, Swedish massage is considered relatively safe. However, certain medical conditions require caution. These include cardiovascular conditions and heart diseases, especially in cases of thrombosis, phlebitis. Pregnant women should avoid abdominal massage during the first three months of pregnancy when the risk of miscarriage is greatest.
When in doubt, you should inform your doctor before seeking treatment.
During a Swedish massage, your body is wrapped in a sheet. The therapist uncovers one part at a time, massages the area, before covering it again and moving on to the next area. The oils and lotions are used primarily in gliding and kneading motions to promote relaxation. A Swedish full body massage usually lasts 60 to 90 minutes.
Swedish massage: choosing a therapist
The choice of a Swedish masseuse will depend on your individual needs and preferences. Both men and women tend to prefer a female therapist. Men because they are uncomfortable with the idea of another man touching them, and women because they feel safer being half-dressed in the company of a strange woman than a strange man. Salons, spas, health, and fitness clubs often offer Swedish massages or it is possible to receive a Swedish massage in the comfort of your own home.