Swedish Massage Overview
A classic European massage style which involves the use of the hands, forearms and elbows to manipulate the superficial layers of the muscles. This is the most common style of relaxation massage and is very effective and enjoyable. Furthermore, five types of strokes are used in Swedish: long flowing strokes (effleurage), kneading strokes (petrissage), friction, vibration and tapotement (tapping, pounding, etc.). The techniques used in this type of massage are often incorporated into other types of massage. Overall, Swedish massage is a safe and enjoyable type of massage that most all people will enjoy.
Is this the best type of massage for me?
At most massage therapy offices if you want deeper work and can tolerate more pressure to get relief from chronic muscle pain, it’s better to book a deep tissue massage, which is another form of Swedish massage. At Dubuque Massage Therapy LLC we also have the option of booking Precision Neuromuscular Therapy (PNMT) which is technique that is also called medical massage. While you can book a specific type of massage know that Becky and Emily will both employ any type needed to help you based on your needs.
Benefits of Swedish massage
- Mental and physical relaxation
- Decreased stress
- Increased blood circulation
- Relief of muscular tension and pain
- Improved range of motion
History of Swedish massage
Swedish massage is the best-known type of massage in the West, despite it actually originating in Holland. Interestingly, in Sweden it is know as natural massage. Swedish massage is the foundation for other types of Western massage, including sports massage and deep tissue massage.
How do I book a massage?