Swedish massage is a firmer and stronger massage that is good for the circulation and improves muscle tone.
Swedish Massage uses three main hand actions:
Effleurage: (some) stroking
Petrissage: kneading, wringing
Tapotement: hacking, beating, pounding
These manipulations stimulate the cardiovascular system, bring fresh blood and nutrients to tired muscles.
The lymphatic system is also invigorated, flushing away toxins. The nervous system is energised, releasing endorphins, and thus generating an immediate sense of well-being.
Benefits may include:
– Improved muscle tone
– Improved circulation
– Tension relief
– Calmer nervous system
– Improved digestion
– Reduced stress