Swedish massage is the most predominant example of traditional European massage. swedish massage It uses a system of long gliding strokes, kneading, and friction techniques on the more superficial layers of muscles.
It usually goes in the direction of blood flow toward the heart because there is an emphasis on stimulating the circulation of the blood through the soft tissues of the body. Swedish can be a relatively vigorous form of massage, sometimes with a great deal of joint movement included.
A Swedish Massage relaxes muscles, improves circulation without increasing heart load, increases range of motion, helps obtain a feeling of connectedness, relieves pain from muscle tension, fractures, sprains, sciatica, and stiff joints, shortens recovery time from muscular strain, flushes lactic acid, uric acid and other metabolic wastes from tissues, stretches the ligaments and tendons, keeping them supple, stimulates the skin and nervous system while relaxing the nerves, and helps reduce emotional and physical stress.