Swedish massages is a type of massage that focuses on deep tissue penetration and affects muscles, joints, and neurovascular bundles. The system was created in the 19th century in Sweden. Its founder, therapist Per Henrik Ling, learned and systematised ancient Chinese, Greek, and Roman masters’ knowledge and skills.
The Swedish system, unlike the classical system, is not solely dependent on mechanical forces. The master performs tissue diagnostics, detects pathologies in them, monitors the exposure process, and moves to another part of the body at the appropriate time, all while concentrating on the sensations of his fingertips.
Who Should Visit A Swedish Massages Center?
Even if there are no apparent health issues, a Swedish massages is recommended two to three times a year.
First and foremost, these procedures would benefit athletes, the elderly, and those who lead a sedentary lifestyle. Swedish massage has a soothing and restorative effect on tendons, muscles, joints, and the spine, as well as in the case of chronic tension or insomnia.
The Objectives Of This Massage
Swedish massage’s main goal is to stretch the seals with tight and deep movements, as well as stretch and relax the muscles and neurovascular bundles.
Swedish massage retains unique methods and techniques for influencing the human body, despite absorbing many elements from classical massage.
The following are some general massage recommendations:
First and foremost, the deep effect on different joints is considered. The neurovascular bundles are extended and the detected seals are kneaded. When working with the legs, begin with the foot and work your way up to the thigh; when working with the hands, begin with the hand and work your way up to the arm.
From the limbs to the middle is the fundamental concept of movement. Rubbing and kneading are used to gently massage small joints. The masseur kneads the majority of the work with his fingertips. Just a small portion of it takes the form of stroking.
Swedish Massages Benefits
The Swedish method, in addition to the traditional forms of massage, is helpful and has a healing effect.
- Blood circulation is improved. Blood flow to the brain increases due to a normalisation of blood viscosity and an improvement in the amount of oxygen in the cells, which helps with memory and migraines.
- Outflow of lymph fluid is accelerated. Intoxication of the body and the accumulation of dangerous microorganisms under the skin result from lymph stagnation. This can lead to serious illnesses like laryngitis, tonsillitis, pharyngitis, and more.
- Muscle tone re-establishment. Muscle pain is very common, particularly after intense physical exertion. The massage can aid in the relaxation of congested areas and the speeding up of muscle recovery.
- Relax and unwind. Smooth and gentle movements will carry the body to a state of rest with shallow depressions. Many massage therapists use floral scents to intensify the effect and build a relaxing atmosphere – dim the lights and play calming music.
- Accelerating the healing process after an injury. Injuries sustained in sports or at home will take a long time to heal. After muscle strains, fractures, or dislocations, a master of Swedish massage will help you heal faster.
- Arthritis symptoms are alleviated. The treatments operate on the lower extremities, such as the knees and feet, to alleviate painful arthritis symptoms, weakness of movement, and joint swelling.
- Swedish massage, in general, relaxes the body, strengthens the brain, enhances physical capabilities, decreases swelling in the extremities, and makes the skin smooth and flexible in the joints.
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