What Is Swedish Massage?
Swedish massage is a general, relaxation treatment that blends kneading and long, flowing strokes. Circular pressure may also be applied as well as percussion-like tapping.
Benefits of Swedish Massage
The goal of Swedish massage is to relax the entire body by rubbing the muscles with long, gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. This increases the level of oxygen in the blood, decreases muscle toxins, and improves circulation and flexibility while easing tension.
Numerous studies have shown that a 45-minute Swedish massage can significantly decrease cortisol levels (the stress hormone) as well as arginine vasopressin, a hormone that can be a precursor to cortisol production. Swedish massage therapy can also increase the number of lymphocytes, white blood cells that are part of the immune system, and boost the immune cells that may help fight colds and viruses.
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