Swedish massage is a classic European massage style that 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. Furthermore, it uses five types of strokes: 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, it is a safe and enjoyable type of massage.
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. Deep tissue is another form of Swedish massage. At Dubuque Massage Therapy LLC we also have the option of booking Precision Neuromuscular Therapy (PNMT). PNMT is a technique also called medical massage. When you book online you pick a specific type of massage. However, Becky will use techniques from various types of massage based on your needs.
- 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 known 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?