Swedish Massage

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Swedish Massage

Everyone has heard of Swedish Massage, right? It is the most commonly asked for and offered type of massage therapy. But what is it exactly? Does it have to be performed by someone from Sweden? The answer is no. Any student can learn this technique through a Swedish Massage school.

This type of treatment involves these basic techniques:

  • Long, rhythmic strokes
  • Kneading
  • Tapping
  • Vibration
  • Friction
Each of these help to stimulate nerves in the skin, glands, muscles, and improve the body's circulation. It is commonly used for relaxation and rejuvenation. It can also be used to ease muscle pain and improve flexibility.

Swedish Massage therapy techniques have been around since the 1800s and have influenced many different types of massage since that time. This is one of the first areas most massage students will cover in their training.



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