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Swedish Body Massage


Swedish Massage or Classic Massage was founded in the 18th century, by Pehr Henrick Ling, a Swedish Physical Therapist and teacher of medical gymnastics. He has been called the "Father of Massage".


Swedish body massage aids the body’s natural mechanism to release stresses, which have built up over a period of time. It is generally a relaxing massage with light to firm pressure using long and gliding movements, kneading, vibration, tapping and friction, which induce mental relaxation and reduce the everyday physical and emotional stress on the body through a nurturing process of touch and response. It decreases muscle soreness, increases flexibility and promotes general health and can be both relaxing and energising and helps to provide a feeling of wellbeing.

Benefits of Swedish Massage

  • Relaxes the body                                          

  • Lowers blood pressure and reduces heart rate

  • Relieves tired and aching muscles, releases muscle tension and tightness and reduces chronic pain

  • Stretches connective tissues

  • Improves skin tone, boosts collagen production and improves skin elasticity

  • Improves muscle tone

  • Speeds recovery from injury and from illness

  • Improves circulation

  • Boosts the immune system

  • Increases energy levels

  • Balances the digestive system

  • Speeds elimination of metabolic waste

  • Reduces tension headaches

  • Increases range of motion

  • Decreases muscle deterioration

  • Improves posture

  • Promotes quality sleep and improves sleep pattern

  • Increases mental clarity

  • Improves mental fatigue and induces mental relaxation

  • Reduces anxiety and provides a feeling of wellbeing

  • Nurtures and stimulates emotional growth

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