Swedish Massage Therapy Explained

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Swedish massage is the most common type of therapeutic massage in the US. It entails the application of palms, elbows or forearms to manipulate the deeper levels of their muscles for improved physical and mental health. Passive or active manipulation of the upper extremities can also be a part of the massage. A deep tissue massage can also be included as part of Swedish massage. All types of this massage are aimed at the restoration, relaxation and health of different areas of the body.

One of the main aims of Swedish massage is to restore a normal state of blood flow to the body. The objective is also to promote increased mobility and flexibility. A better circulation means increased nutrient and oxygen transport to all areas of the body. This is accomplished by gentle stretching of muscles, especially those of the hands. Additionally, it promotes relaxation because the tense muscles become more relaxed and the flow of blood becomes easier. The increased blood flow improves the circulation of nutrients and oxygen throughout the body.

The use of massage oils and creams also have been used to boost the effects of Swedish massage. By using these natural products, the various techniques and places used can further be improved. The rubbing of certain techniques and the gentle but firm pressures exerted, enables the body to release its energy and relieve stress and tension. The strokes of Swedish massage not only excite the nerves, but the gentle touch of Swedish massage helps to relax the whole body.

Many people have heard of the basic movements of Swedish massage

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