By far, the most popular benefit of Swedish Massage is that it is both relaxing and invigorating.
It is an excellent way to help rid the body of tension and to achieve a sense of overall well-being.
- A standard Swedish session lasts for 30 or 60 minutes, and addresses most major muscle groups of the body. The session is usually performed on a soft massage table, in an environment that is meant to relax the recipient. The strokes of the massage relax individual muscles, while the overall experience eliminates mental stress.
- The strokes of Swedish massage replicate the movements of the circulatory system. By performing the strokes toward the heart, Swedish massage drains metabolic waste from the limbs of the body.
- Swedish massage can break up muscle adhesion’s and help promote the healthy healing of scar tissue. Swedish Massage uses strokes like cross-fibre friction to work out the kinks that can accompany injured muscles. These strokes help get rid of scar tissue and return the muscles to their normal, healthy state.
What Should You Do After Swedish Massage
Swedish massage has a detoxifying effect on the body and you can encourage this by drinking plenty of water and avoiding caffeine, nicotine and alcohol for the next 24 hours. Also try to avoid any strenuous exercise for 24 hours following treatment and try to rest and allow your body to heal from within.