The Swedish massage is the most common Western massage and forms the foundation for the sports massage, deep tissue massage, and aromatherapy massage, amongst others. It is based on the concepts of anatomy and physiology and can be either gentle or firm, depending on what your massage therapist is trying to achieve. All Swedish massages use massage oil to lubricate the skin. Specific, traditional massage strokes are then performed; these movements warm up your muscle tissue and stimulate circulation. The Swedish massage is particularly effective in releasing muscle tension, breaking up muscle 'knots', and relieving pain.
The Deep Tissue massage is a type of Swedish massage but has a more specific purpose. While traditional Swedish massages
are most commonly requested and are generally more comprehensive and relaxing, a Deep Tissue massage is more effective
for chronic muscle problems and specific small muscle injuries.
As the name suggests, Deep Tissue massages focus is on the deeper tissue of the muscle. Firm, constant pressure is
applied on a specific muscle area until the muscle pushes back and relaxes. Traditional Swedish massages, on the other hand,
uses a variety of strokes to improve blood circulation, relieve overall muscle tension, and increase flexibility.
It is very effective in relieving emotional and physical stress.
So, unless you need specific work on a specific injury or have chronic muscle problems, it would probably be more
beneficial for you to opt for the traditional Swedish massage.
The Swedish massage is a great massage to choose if you haven't had a massage before. If you are unsure whether it would be beneficial for you to get a Swedish massage, below is a list of the benefits associated with this massage.
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A Swedish massage may be just the thing you need to relax and boost your energy for this last stretch of winter.