Essential Peace Holistic Care Center

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Swedish Massage

Most common and well-known type of massage, Swedish Massage typically focuses on relaxing and/or stimulating the body’s muscles by the use of a variety of strokes, such as effleurage, kneading, friction, stretching, and tapping. Swedish massage is based on the Western concepts of anatomy and physiology, as opposed to energy work on "meridians" or sen lines in Asian massage systems. Both Swedish massage and physical therapy were pioneered by a Swedish physiologist, Per Henrik Ling (1776-1839) at the University of Stockholm.


In the early 19th century, he developed a system called "Medical Gymnastics" which included movements performed by a therapist. These became known as "Swedish Movements" in Europe and the "Swedish Movement Cure" when they came to the U.S. in 1858. Today it is simply known as Swedish Massage.

Benefits:

  • Relieves stress
  • Relaxes muscles
  • Helps manage pain
  • Improves flexibility and range of motion
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Increases blood circulation
  • Flushes toxins from the body
  • Body motion improvement 
  • Reduces anxiety and depression
  • Helps reduces fibrosis and adhesion to muscles and tissues