Swedish Massage
Swedish Massage is hands-down the most commonly taught and frequently-requested massage style. Five basic strokes, all flowing toward the heart, are used to manipulate the superficial layers of the body. Therapists use a combination of kneading, rolling, percussive, and tapping movements, while applying oil to reduce friction on the skin. The many benefits of Swedish massage include generalized relaxation, reduction of scar tissue adhesions, and improved circulation, which may speed healing and reduce swelling from injury. It is more of a general medium-pressure tune-up, and does not address specific trigger points or the deeper layers of fascia and connective tissue.


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