Swedish massage is the most popular type of massage in the United States. It involves the use of hands, forearms or elbows to manipulate the superficial layers of the muscles to improve mental and physical health. Active or passive movement of the joints may also be part of the massage. The benefits of Swedish massage include increased blood circulation, mental and physical relaxation , decreased stress and muscle tension, and improved range of motion.
# INTRODUCTION :-
The Swedish massage or better known as ‘classical massage’ aims at overall helping the body relax via a full-body massage experience by decreasing tension knots trapped within the anatomy of clients.
A combination of massage intensities, mostly subtle, as well as different massage types, are utilized to provide a full-body relaxing experience.
The entire body of clients is targeted by massage therapists during a Swedish massage.
Within the Classical massage therapy, a mixture of strokes including kneading, stretching, tapping, rolling as well as different length strokes are delivered to clients.
Sensitive body areas under the Classical massage are best managed with subtle massage pressure whereas core body-parts like the lower back are dealt with comparatively higher intensity to energize the body better while de-stressing it.
Circular hand motions are best utilized by massagers in trying to deliver optimal relaxation to their clients, and the utilization of knuckles happens so, very rarely since the objective is relaxation and comfort rather than recovery.
# PHYSICAL BENEFIT :-
loosening tight muscles and stretching connective tissues
relieving cramps and muscle spasms and decreasing muscle fatigue
loosening joints and improving range of motion
increasing muscle strength
calming the nervous system
stimulating blood circulation
firming up muscle and skin tone
relieving symptoms of such disorders as asthma , arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome , chronic and acute pain syndromes, myofacial pain, headache , temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction, and athletic injuries
speeding up healing from injury and illness
improving lymphatic drainage of metabolic wastes
# MENTAL & EMOTIONAL BENEFITS :-
* Mental benefits associated with massage therapy include the following:
improvement in length and quality of sleep
relief of stress, depression, anxiety and irritation