In the midst of a fast paced world in a digital oasis, stress, pressure and tension is abundant in every person’s emotion and mental state. That’s why the need for ultimate relaxation experience and rejuvenation has never been greater in demand. No wonder, massage therapy has risen to its popularity and prominence offering you a sanctuary of healing amidst the chaos of modern and digital life.

The gentle touch of massage therapy has become not just a luxury but a vital element that gives every person a quick boost of relaxation and gives you a quick time to rest while taking time to appreciate every stroke made by your professional therapist.

There are a lot of massage techniques that you can explore. But if you are new in the massage world, then Swedish massage must be the best recommendation you can try. Let us unveil the wonders of this relaxing massage technique and how it became the best massage for beginners.

History of Swedish Massage

Swedish massage was formerly known as Swedish Gymnastics, which was developed by Henrik Ling – a Swede from Stockholm. He is known as the father of Swedish Massage for he created a good system combining his knowledge about gymnastics and physiology from different cultures such as Roman, Egyptian, Greek and Chinese.

In 1858, his techniques were known in the United States as “She Swedish Movement Cure.”

All About Swedish Massage

This is the most popular form of massage therapy usually used to reduce pain and induce relaxation. It is a full-body therapeutic treatment that helps loosen tight muscles and restore them into an optimal state. It is gentler than deep tissue massage and mainly offered to people who aim to achieve the ultimate experience of relaxation and tension relief.

Five Techniques (or Strokes) of Swedish Massage

  1. Effleurage: a smooth flowing stroke that is usually going toward the direction of the heart to stimulate blood flow. It is intended to be used by a therapist to soothe the circulatory and parasympathetic system as they gauge the tension of the body’s tissue;
  2. Petrissage: it generally has a deeper effect on soft tissue and includes kneading, squeezing, lifting, shaking, wringing and rolling;
  3. Tapotement: this is a stimulating technique that affects the tone and circulation of the soft tissue. You may recognize this for its rhythmic tapping, drumming or cupping of the tissue. This is effective in remodeling a scar tissue and softening adhesions;
  4. Friction: this involves pressing on the tissue and rubbing it back and forth over the muscle.
  5. Vibration: this is a massage technique where tissues of the body are pressed and released in an up and down manner; it is efficient to stimulate deeper tissues and organs of the body. It gives relaxation and improved nerve function after a session.

Why is it a Good Choice for First Timers?

Why is it a Good Choice for First Timers?

It’s not because it’s the most popular or the widely available option but since it is your first time. Just in case it’s your first time to try massage therapy, you may try to explore this first before other massage techniques. It works well for the beginner’s entry because of its low pressure level used to relax the muscles.

  • It’s the Perfect Pressure Level: Swedish massage is an ideal alternative for those who have never experienced a massage previously and have not generally experienced having pressure applied on their tense muscles.
  • It has Powerful Benefits: there are a lot of benefits that you can experience in getting a Swedish Massage. Top benefit of it is the calming effect and complete relaxation it can offer that leads to lowering your stress levels. It ultimately reduces your stress hormones and leaves you calmer throughout the day.

Benefits of Swedish Massage

The overall benefits of this massage technique are the calming effects that will help people experience relaxation and release tension from the muscle groups that are overworked or usually used. More benefits such as:

  • Pain Management
  • Increased Blood Flow
  • Rehabilitation of Muscle Injuries
  • Increased Flexibility
  • Reduced Stress and Tension

Enjoy your first-ever Swedish Massage at Evergreen Rehab and Wellness. Our registered massage therapy services ensure you to experience the ultimate relaxation that you deserve in the midst of a stressful week!

Swedish Massage have been helpful to our clients who had these following conditions:

  • Lower Back Pain
  • Muscle Tension
  • Neck Pain or Stiff Neck
  • Stress
  • Fatigue

At Evergreen Rehab and Wellness, massage therapy has been one of the most helpful services to our clients combined with different health services we have such as Chiropractic Care, Physiotherapy, Acupuncture, Pilates, Kinesiology and more.

It compliments other health services as they go through the journey of recovery for its benefits are not only physical but also affects the mental state of our clients. It gives a good space of relaxation and helps in restoring optimal health in every step of the way.

Massage therapy services are available in all of our locations at Coquitlam, Surrey and Langley. Swedish massage is a great way to treat yourself and a great option for those who want to experience a complete massage experience.

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