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Swedish Massage

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What is Swedish Massage?

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Swedish Massage was first created in 1812, in the University of Stockholm by Henrik Peter Ling. It is based on the Western concepts of anatomy and physiology, as opposed Asian-style massage, which more commonly uses energy work. Swedish massage is the most well known type of massage therapy. In fact, today, it is simply considered as ‘massage’ itself, as it’s the most common. It typically comprises five types of movement: Effleurage, Tapotement, Petrissage, Vibration and Friction.

What are the Key Benefits of Swedish Massage?


  • Reduces pain and discomfort
  • Reduces tension
  • Reduces fatigue
  • Improves blood flow
  • Improves lymphatic flow (including fluid retention and cellulite)
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Provides a feeling of physical well-being
  • Promotes physical relaxation

Mental and Emotional

  • Reduces stress related disorders
  • Increases energy levels
  • Provides a feeling of mental and emotional well-being
  • Promotes mental relaxation and a feeling of inner peace

What Conditions Can be Treated Using Swedish Massage?

  • Anxiety
  • Cellulite
  • Circulatory Related Disorders
  • Colds
  • Eczema
  • Energy (imbalanced)
  • Energy (low)
  • Fatigue (mental)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fibrositis
  • Fluid Retention
  • Hay Fever
  • Immunity (low)
  • Insomnia
  • ME (synonym for CFS)
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Neuralgia
  • Post-surgery Adhesions and Swelling
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleeplessness and Restlessness
  • Stress Related Disorders
  • Swollen Ankles
  • Venous Insufficiency

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