It is that massage that you always desire to have, that one relaxing session that will rejuvenate your senses. A very relaxing massage, as opposed to Thai, uses five main techniques namely stroking and gliding, kneading, rubbing, pounding and shaking. Most of the part of a Swedish massage is done with the person lying on his/her back and stomach most of the time and does not include any rigorous physical activity like stretching. “The purpose of a Swedish massage is to relax the entire body, and this is done by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood pumping to the heart.
This helps the body to calm down and de-stress,” says a masseur. It is an oil-based massage that uses essential oils or lotions to suit the client’s skin type and is usually done on a massage table. The massage should be followed by a steam bath to remove the oil and feel fresh.
Benefits of Swedish Massage :
Increasing the level of oxygen in the blood
Decreases muscle toxins
Improves blood circulation
Decreases stress levels and helps you relax