Relaxation or Swedish Massage

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The Swedish – or any other relaxation type massage – is one of the most popular and effective methods. Using pressure and friction, the therapist is able to loosen tight muscles and make clients feel more relaxed. The primary goal of a Swedish massage is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by using long strokes that return the blood to the heart. These form of massages target the upper layers of muscles, using techniques like: ✔️ Gentle strokes ✔️ Taps ✔️ Gentle muscle lifting, ✔️ Chopping motions to help relieve stress in the muscles. But, besides complete relaxation, Swedish massages are beneficial to an individual’s well-being because it has the ability to: • Increase the level of oxygen in the blood • Decrease muscle toxins • Improve circulation and flexibility • Ease muscle tension • Decrease levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which increases sugars in the bloodstream • Increase the number of lymphocytes, which are white blood cells that boost the immune system