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Swedish Massage: Explored

Elements Massage Highpointe Mar 10, 2014

Swedish massage is perfect for the overworked and overstressed individual who just can’t seem to relax either their mind or body. The techniques involved in this brand of massage are long, gliding strokes and gentle but firm pressure applied evenly to your muscles, ligaments, nerves, and soft tissue, that aid your body in achieving a calm and relaxed peace. By making small, circular movements on the skin, combined with the firm kneading mentioned above, light tapping, and bending and stretching, Swedish massage is perfect for any first-timer or a regular massage consumer looking for a relaxation focus.

The health benefits of Swedish massage are many and include:

  • Improved functioning of your lymph system by relaxing your muscles and allowing nutrient-rich fluids in your body to replenish areas that have been storing toxins.
  • Decreased muscle stiffness and soreness, for many of the same reasons above. Swedish massage can help flush metabolic waste that’s stored in your muscles.
  • Relief from joint aches and pains by increasing the elasticity in your body’s tissues and promoting flexibility.
  • Boost oxygen intake in the body, which in turn can lead to feelings of more energy and alertness.

Swedish massage is a great way to reduce the stressors of life. The pressure used during this type of massage enables the body to release stress and tension while simultaneously enabling the mind to find a sense of calm energy. Swedish massage is the perfect combination of body work to address everything that life throws at you.

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