Traditional Chinese Medicine
Swedish MassageOf all our favorite things to come from Sweden, from ABBA to Ikea, it is Swedish massage that people love the most for being good for the mind, body and spirit. Although the others may come in as close second or third, according to the American Massage Therapy Association, Swedish massage is undeniably popular, with about 1 in 5 people reporting having received a massage in 2008, a number that has been steadily increasing each year.
Swedish massage is known for its lighter touch than some other massage therapies, using long, flowing strokes and a variety of other movements to manipulate the body's soft tissues. These can include kneading, tapping, chopping, gliding, pressing and pumping. Massage therapists may use their entire forearm and elbows to perform each of these techniques.
Swedish massage - Good for the body:Athletes often seek light pressure Swedish style massages to prepare their muscles before an intense workout. Following a major sporting event, competitors often receive a massage to cleanse their body systems of toxins that accumulate during heavy exertion.
While you may not be a professional or competitive athlete, these effects are beneficial to individuals of all activity levels whether you are an avid gardener, golfer or cyclist. After exercising, Swedish massage reduces muscle tension and prevents the soreness that often follows in the day two after a workout. For people who have injuries, therapeutic massage relieves pain and speeds up the healing process, by improving blood circulation, removing toxins and relaxing muscle spasms in the affected area.
Medical researchers are finding out more and more about the benefits of Swedish massage, which can have a highly therapeutic effect without any involving any serious risks, side effects or invasive procedures.
A recent study of arthritis sufferers indicated that regular treatments including Swedish massage at least once per week helped to relieve pain, improve joint movement and reduce stiffness. Swedish massage was found to be so effective that those with mild arthritis may be treated with massage therapy alone, without the need for anti-inflammatory medications. For more severe cases, massage can give added relief to the treatment their doctor is already providing.
Good for the mind and spirit:In addition to loosening and calming a tired, aching body, a therapeutic massage can similarly ease mental tension and promote deep relaxation. By performing a deep tissue massage on a padded massage table, the therapist helps their client to feel more centered and balanced, letting go of stress and negative emotions that can build up day to day.
Swedish back and full body massage results in a strong sense of satisfaction, calmness and well-being that is hard to achieve by any other method!
Swedish relaxation techniques can be used to treat stress-related or aggravated conditions including:
- Digestive problems
- Chronic pain
- Withdrawal symptoms
- Eating disorders
Where can you find the best in therapeutic Swedish Massage?We are happy to assist you in achieving your health and wellness goals. For a full range of massage services and Swedish massage Sydney, contact us at:
(02) 9233 3800 or firstname.lastname@example.org