Swedish Body Massage
Body massage dates back thousands of years, evolving from a combination of both eastern and western traditions.
Modern day massage therapy takes on many different forms, with one of the most recognised form s of massage being Swedish. Swedish massage and physical therapy were pioneered by a Swedish physiologist, Per Henrik Ling (1776-1839) at a University in Stockholm. Ling used his own experience with pain and injury to create styles and techniques that formed the foundation of his practice and, ultimately, of massge itself.
The benefits and effects of Swedish Massage
Reduces stiffness and improves flexibility in bones and joints
Improves muscle tone, balance and in turn reduces physical stress on bones and joints.
Improves blood circulation and brings nutrients to the muscles and the surface of the skin.
Stimulates lymphatic drainage by removing metabolic waste from the body.
Regular massage helps strengthen the immune system.
Relieves pain and tension in stressed and tight muscles.
Decreases heart rate and in turn helps to reduce blood pressure.
Helps to eliminate stagnant energy.
Promotes relaxation which allows innate healing to take place.
Helps to reduce pain and increases the release of endorphins, creating the feel good factor.
May reduce stress and anxiety by relaxing the mind and body
Helps to create a sense of well-being and boosts self-esteem.