The main purpose in Swedish massage is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles.
Dr. Per Hennik Ling, a Swedish doctor developed this technique in the 1700’s.
Swedish massage consists of long flowing strokes, deep kneading, surface friction, light tapping and joint movement.
The technique relaxes the muscles, and the strokes are always concentrated towards the heart.
Swedish massage increases circulation without increasing heart load. It stretches the ligaments and tendons keeping them pliable and supple. It also stimulates the nervous system and skin.
Swedish massage is a great treatment to help reduce both emotional and physical stress.