Swedish massage: what is it and what are its benefits?

Health

There are times of the year when the feeling of tiredness and exhaustion is the order of the day. It can happen, for example, in periods of change of season: autumn asthenia, better known as autumn sickness, is one of those conditions that brings out these symptoms making the person not very productive at work and causing him a real psycho-physical discomfort. Are there any natural remedies for this type of ailment? The answer is yes: the Swedish massage is a valid solution that helps to regain one’s balance and well-being. But what exactly is it about? Keep reading this points to find out everything you need to know about this practice massage places in Denver.

The maneuvers

The Swedish massage is based on movements which, by applying a pressure directed according to the venous blood flow, allow to stimulate the correct blood circulation.

The maneuvers can be slow and delicate or vigorous and intense: it all depends on the personal style of the masseur and, of course, on the goals he intends to achieve. Hands, forearms and elbows are mainly used to perform these movements.

There are hundreds of variations of this treatment, but all refer to six “classic” movements:

– Touching

– Friction

– Kneading

– Drumming

– Vibration

– Traction

The  Swedish massage  involves the use of oil to treat the body’s muscles through these specific techniques. It can be applied on the whole body or on individual parts, there is no specific sequence.

Swedish massage: the benefits

The benefits of the Swedish massage are really many:

– The movements described decontract and tone the muscles, drain excess fluids and relax the entire body.

– Undergoing this type of massage allows you to reduce recovery times following episodes of fatigue, also thanks to the release of endorphins.

– The maneuvers of the Swedish massage also act on the blood and lymphatic circulation, which is why this treatment is a valid ally  in the prevention of fat and cellulite .

Swedish massage should not be practiced in the presence of contagious diseases, fever or flu, mycosis of the skin and open wounds. During pregnancy, the operator must be informed to avoid particularly energetic massages or particular pressure points.