How do we benefit from SWEDISH MASSAGE?
Swedish Massage, as well as physical therapy, were developed by a Swedish physiologist around 1776-1839 at the University of Stockholm. In the 19th century he developed a system called “Medical Gymnastics” adding movements performed by a therapist. In Europe it became known as “Swedish movements Cure”. These became known as “Swedish movements” in Europe and “the Swedish Movement Cure”. When it came to the USA in 1858 they called it Swedish massage. It is the basics of other Western massages like sports massage, deep tissue massage, Prenatal Massage, Trigger Point Massage and Hot Stone Massage.
Here at Renewal Spa we know Swedish massage relaxes the complete body. Massaging muscles with long strokes helps blood circulation. As you know when you are stressed, it effects your blood circulation and your blood pressure. After a Swedish massage our clients tell us that they feel revitalized and that is so true because the treatment helps increase the oxygen in the blood. We are sure this will give you better blood circulation resulting in less tension and improved motor skills.
We have noticed that all ages can benefit from Swedish massage. Clients from age 90 plus all the way down to the teen soccer player have reported much improvement after a one-hour treatment. The most important thing is to relax the total body.
Some techniques used are circular pressure with hands and palms, kneading, tapping, and stretching. “Acupressure” is also used when a muscle is stressed and slowing blood circulation. Pressure on the affected area is applied for a short time to reduce the blockage and then a circular massage around the area as pressure is reduced to open the path of blood circulation.
Some techniques used are circular pressure with hands and palms, kneading, tapping, and stretching.