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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Kerryann has divine hands. She knew exactly where my tension points were, without me having to say a word, and checked in throughout the process to make sure I was comfortable. Yesterday was my first session with her and I immediately booked her membership afterwards. She’s the real deal and I’m so happy I found her!

This was truly one of the best back and neck massages I’ve had the pleasure of having. I showed up with some back and neck aches, and left feeling better. Kerryann is an amazing massage therapist.

One of the best massages of my life. Kerryann is truly gifted.

This was my first time at Naturally Zuri Massage. Located in Park Slope, Brooklyn, I was familiar with the neighborhood and pleasantly surprised that the area was actively busy with lots of people meandering through the various shops. The place of business is welcoming and well-lit. I received my massage from Kerryann Bertrand, the proprietor, and I was not disappointed. I require deep tissue treatment, and Kerryann was up to the task, eliminating trigger points and smoothing out tight muscles. I very much enjoyed the experience and highly recommend Naturally Zuri Massage as the go-to place for tension relief, relaxation and therapeutic massage.

Kerryann at Naturally Zuri Massage is the most intuitive massage therapist I’ve ever worked with. Every visit she works out knots I didn’t realize I had, and she’s been amazing with helping me reduce some of the aches/pains associated with training for a marathon. She’s very kind, professional, and skilled. I cannot recommend her highly enough!

Naturally Zuri Massage is the best massage I’ve received in a long time. She attends to all your concerns and trust me you’ll be feeling brand new after! Highly Recommend her! You won’t be disappointed and definitely returning when I have the chance.

I had an amazing Himalayan Salt Stone massage. I was deeply relaxed. Kerryann did a fantastic job on my back. She focused on the areas where I was tight and applied the right amount of pressure. Best massage I’ve received ever!!! She’s really good at what she does.

Great massage service. Clean and safe environment, which allows me to enjoy the service with no worries! Definitely going back.

Kerryann is one of the best massage therapists I have ever had! From the first session I had with her, I have not seen any other therapist because it just won’t be the same. The moment her hand touches my back, I fall asleep immediately. My favorite session is the Himalayan Hot Stone, definitely a must try!!

Every ache and tight area was given attention. Enjoying the combo of Himalayan salt stones, CBD, and aromatherapy benefits, made an unforgettable experience! Just what I needed.