Swedish massage is one of the most widely used massage therapies today, also known as Therapeutic or Holistic massage. A man, named Per Henrik Ling, during the 1800’s, developed Swedish Massage or Therapeutic Massage in Sweden. He was instrumental in exposing Swedish massage to the scientific community, convincing them that its benefits were fundamental in maintaining good health.
Over the years, massage has regained its popularity and professional accreditation and is now one of the most popular complementary therapies today.
Swedish Massage uses techniques, which have far-reaching physiological, physical, mental and emotionaleffects. Through the use of specific strokes on the body, Swedish Massage helps to eliminate the build-up of toxins that we accumulate in the tissues. Drainage of these toxins produces a cleansing effect thus allowing the body to rid itself of the damaging by-products of everyday activities. Circulation begins to flow more easily, essential nutrients begin to reach the muscles and tissues, muscles begin to relax and nerve endings are stimulated to produce the ultimate in relaxation