Swedish massage involves a variety of techniques, including stroking, kneading, pressure, percussion, and flowing movements specifically designed to relax the muscles. The main purpose of Swedish massage is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles. Swedish massage shortens recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the tissues of waste products.
It increases circulation without increasing heart load.
Swedish massage also stimulates the skin and nervous system and soothes the nerves themselves at the same time. It reduces stress, both emotional and physical, and is suggested in a regular program for stress management. Excellent for the relief of muscular pain and tension, joint stiffness, and sports injuries.