Swedish Massage

  1. What is a Swedish Massage?
  2. What are the Effects of a Swedish Massage?
  3. Who can benefit from a Swedish Massage?
  4. How does a Swedish Massage session proceed at The Journey?

What is a Swedish Massage?

Swedish Massage has long been thought of as the first organized and systematic method of modern massage therapy therapeutic massage in the western world. It was developed in the 1700's by a Swedish doctor. Swedish Massage induces a state of total relaxation by systematic kneading, stroking, and percussion of the muscle and soft tissue. It is the most commonly used to reduce stress. 

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What are the effects of Swedish Massage?

Swedish massage can speed the venous return of un-oxygenated and toxins from the extremities. It shortens recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the tissues of lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes. Swedish Massage increases circulation without increasing heart load. It stretches the ligaments and tendons keeping them supple and pliable. Swedish Massage also stimulates the skin and nervous system and soothes the nerves themselves at the same time. It reduces stress, both emotional and physical, and is suggested in a regular program for stress management.

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Who can benefit from Swedish Massage?

Swedish Massage can benefit everybody; from children to adults to elderly. If you suffer from stress, muscle aches or pain, post exercise soreness, and muscle strains; Swedish Massage can facilitate your body recovery.

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How does a Swedish Massage session proceed in The Journey?

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