Swedish Massage

Swedish MassageOver time, the body builds up unhealthy amounts of stress hormones in response to work deadlines, traffic jams, relationship problems and more. These hormones can cause physical problems like digestive issues, headaches and sleeplessness.

What is a Swedish massage?

The term “Swedish Massage” refers to a variety of techniques specifically designed to relax muscles by applying pressure to them against deeper muscles and bones, and involves rubbing in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart. The main purpose of a Swedish Massage is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles.

Caring Touch Therapeutic Massage offers Swedish Massage Therapy for relaxation and stress relief. Swedish Massage shortens recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the tissues of lactic acid, uric acid and other metabolic wastes. It increases circulation without increasing heart load. It stretches the ligaments and tendons keeping them supple and pliable.

Swedish Massage also stimulates the skin and nervous system and soothes the nerves themselves at the same time. It reduces stress, both emotional and physical, and is suggested as a regular program for stress management. It also has many specific medical uses. During Swedish Massage, therapists use oils to facilitate smooth, gliding strokes called effleurage. Other classic Swedish Massage moves include kneading, friction, stretching and tapping.

Our massage can boost the immune system by reducing the amount of cortisol, also known as the stress hormone, released in the body. Elevated levels of cortisol are a culprit in weight gain. The hormone attacks the body’s defensive cells that kill off bacteria and viruses. A massage decreases the cortisol levels and therefore improves the functioning of the immune system.

Swedish Massage is recognized as the first systematic method of modern massage in the Western world and remains one of the most popular massages for clients who have not previously experienced massage.

Most clients report feeling relaxed and completely rejuvenated. This feeling is attributed to the release of dopamine and serotonin during massage. These hormones are responsible for happiness and feelings of overall well-being.

Swedish Massage feels good, and is relaxing and invigorating. It affects the nerves, muscles, glands and circulation, while promoting health and well-being. Contact us for more information at (931) 456-7070.