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What is Swedish Massage?

 

At Thai Massage Bergen County NJ -Swedish massage is known as the relaxing massage. It uses five main techniques; stroking,

gliding, kneadung, rubbung, pounding, and shaking. These techniques are based on 

Western anatomy and phisiology.The main purpose of Swedish massage is to increase 

the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles.

 

 

What Happens During A Swedish Massage?

 

In all Swedish massage, the massage therapist lubricates the skin with massage oil and 

performs various massage strokes. These movements warm up the muscle tissue,

releasing tension and gradually breaking up muscle "knots" or adhered tissues, 

called adhesions. Swedish massage promotes relaxation, among other health benefits.

 

Before the massage, the massage therapist should ask you about any injuries or other conditions 

that he or she should know about. Things you would want tell a therapist include areas of 

tightness or pain, allergies, and conditions like pregnancy. You can also tell them up front 

if you have a preference for light or firm pressure. It's best not to get a massage if you are ill.

 

After the consultation, the massage therapist instructs you how to lie on the table -- face up or face down, 

and underneath the sheet or towel -- and then leaves the room. He or she will knock or ask 

if you are ready before entering.

 

During a Swedish massage you are generally  underneath a towel or sheet. The therapist uncovers 

only the part of the body he/she is working on, a technique called draping. 

 

What are the benefits of Swedish Massage?

 

- Swedish massage feels good, is relaxing and invigorating. It affects the nerves,

muscles, glands, and circulation, while promoting health and well being.

 

- Swedish massage can break up muscle adhesions and help promote the healthy healing 

of scar tissue. Swedish Massage uses strokes like cross-fiber 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.

 

- Increased Circulation

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. Bodbuilding.com points out that a number of strokes used in Swedish therapy 

increase blood flow, which further quickens the removal of bodily waste.

 

- Pain Relief

The Mayo Clinic notes that massage therapy can be used to help manage pain. Swedish sessions

 can target specific areas of pain like a sprained ankle, or they can be used to help manage 

the chronic pain that comes with conditions like arthritis. By using strokes that improve circulation 

and increase body-wide relaxation, the massage therapist can help make many painful conditions more bearable.