At Evergreen Rehab & Wellness, among the type of massage techniques that is applied by our Registered Massage Therapists is the Swedish massage. It is considered as one of the most offered massage technique which is also referred to as a classic massage.
A classic massage with the basic aim of releasing muscle tension. When applied, it can be both energizing and relaxing. And, its benefits go beyond relaxation wherein it may help you if you have suffered from an injury. We have provided more details below to better understand the Swedish Massage Therapy.
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What is a Swedish Massage?
Swedish massage is a full-body therapeutic treatment that loosens the tight muscles and helps them restore health. Moreover, it provides a balancing and calming effect on the nervous system. Usually, five different techniques are used by therapists in Swedish massage-like stroking, gliding, kneading, rubbing, vibration, pounding or tapping.
Swedish massage is gentler than deep tissue massage. It is mainly offered to people with the aim of relaxation and tension relief. It will loosen up the tight muscles caused by some physical activity like exercise or sometimes due to long sitting in front of your computer. It is also helpful for the people holding tension in their neck, shoulders and lower back.
What Happens During a Swedish Massage?
In every massage therapy session, a thorough analysis is first done to identify the real cause of pain. This phase will also help your massage therapist to better understand your condition and the ideal techniques to be applied. It is essential to inform your massage therapist about your medical condition like pregnancy.
After talking about your condition and lifestyle, you will be asked to lie down on a massage table and covering your body with towels and to keep you warm.
During a Swedish massage, an RMT will apply massage oil or lotion and will use various types of strokes such as long strokes, passive joint movements, deep circular movements and kneading. These strokes can help in warming up the muscle tissue to release tension and will break up the adhesions or the muscle knots.
It involves the whole body. The Swedish massage begins at your back or your stomach. But if you want a particular area to be concerned like a tight neck then ask your therapist so that he can spend more time on that area. Moreover, you can ask for the desired pressure.
Swedish Massage is Helpful for the Following Conditions:
- Lower Back Pain
- Muscle Tension
- Neck Pain or Having Some Stiff Neck
We offer the best massage therapy treatment plans that our Coquitlam clients can trust.
We provide RMT massage Coquitlam-wide. If you live in Coquitlam or surrounding areas such as Burnaby, Lougheed and New Westminster, Evergreen Rehab & Wellness is your go-to clinic for registered massage therapy. Should you have a question about our services, feel free to get in touch!