What is Swedish Massage?

One of the most offered massage techniques is the Swedish massage. Occasionally, it is called a classic massage. The technique seeks to help you relax by reducing muscle tension. A research conducted by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine and published in The New York Times found that participants receiving a 45-minute Swedish massage reported substantial declines in levels of the stress hormone cortisol, as well as arginine vasopressin-a hormone that could contribute to increased levels of cortisol. Swedish massage will relax tight muscle tension caused by everyday activities such as exercising or working on the computer. This can be a great benefit to people who keep a lot of stress in their:

  • lower back
  • shoulders
  • Neck

Benefits of Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage’s impacts and benefits have been well studied and reported through controlled studies. Research performed at the University of Miami School of Medicine and International Journal of Neuroscience by the Touch Research Institute shows that 45-minute massage improves serotonin, dopamine, and oxytocin that enhance stabilize and elevate mood. Swedish Massage as several benefits, some of which includes,

  • Reduces Stress – Stress may manifest with increased fixational thoughts or anxiety in the mind Swedish Massage helps clear the body and mind from excessive stress experiences
  • Relaxation – Swedish massage both calms the nervous system and relieves tension in the muscles
  • Improve Blood Circulation – Massage dilates the blood vessels and expands the pores of the body’s membrane, enhancing the capacity of the body to supply fresh blood to muscles and organs
  • Increases Energy – Increased circulation often implies more oxygen circulated to the body, leading to an energy boost
  • Improve Sleep – Research suggests that having a massage raises the body’s serotonin levels, and you can fall asleep more easily and stay asleep longer
  • Support Healthy Immunity – Swedish massage promotes lymphatic fluid flow, it increases the lymphocytes, the immune cells formed in the lymph nodes
  • Improve Posture – Swedish massage helps to alleviate the muscle retaining underlying postural imbalance
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