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Swedish massage is the most common and best-known type of massage. It's also called Therapeutic massage. If it's your first time having a massage or you don't get a massage very often, a Swedish is perfect treatment for you.
A Swedish massage can be slow and gentle, or vigorous and bracing. It just depends on the therapist's personal style and what we want to achieve.
- stretching the ligaments and tendons, keeping them supple and pliable
- stimulating the skin and nervous system
- increasing the oxygen flow in the blood
- shortening recovery time from muscular strain
- increasing circulation without increasing heart load
- reducing stress (is suggested in a regular program for stress management)
History of Swedish massage:
The development of Swedish massage is often inaccurately credited to Per Henrik Ling, though the Dutch practitioner Johan Georg Mezger adopted the French names to denote the basic strokes.
The term "Swedish" massage is actually only recognized in English, Québécois or Dutch speaking countries. Elsewhere the style is referred to as "classic massage".