Swedish Massage is the basic method used in traditional massage. It is known at the basic relaxation massage. Swedish massage consists of using long flowing strokes, rubbing, kneading and joint movements of the soft tissues of the body.
The many benefits of Swedish massage may include generalized relaxation, dissolution of scar tissue adhesions and improved circulation, which may speed healing and reduce swelling from an injury. Swedish massage increases the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles. Swedish massage shortens recovery time from muscular strains by flushing tissues of lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes. It increases circulation without increasing the heart load. It stretches the ligaments and tendons keeping them supple and pliable. Swedish massage helps lower the heart rate and lower blood pressure. Swedish massage also stimulates the skin and nervous systems and soothes the nerves themselves at the same time. It reduces stress, both emotional and physical, and is suggested in a regular program for stress management. It also has many medicinal uses. Swedish massage is good for lowering stress which in turn is good for the immune system. Swedish massage is a safe and effective treatment which benefits people of all ages and conditions. Swedish massage is a good general massage and can be also used on the elderly.