Why You Need a Swedish Body Massage04 June 2021
A Swedish body massage is one of the most popular massage therapies. Over in Sweden, they simply call it ‘classic massage’. But what is a Swedish massage?
A Swedish massage is a full body treatment that works on the soft tissues and muscles. There are five main techniques used in a Swedish full body massage, all with French names. These techniques come down to kneading, stroking, rubbing, tapping, and vibrating. With these five classic techniques, a therapist can unlock a range of benefits for your body. But who can benefit from this kind of massage, and what are the benefits?
Benefit from a Full Body Massage
Whilst it’s true that massages are relaxing, feel-good experiences, they are more than just an indulgence. More and more people are trying out massage and realising its effective health benefits. A Swedish full body massage can benefit all kinds of people; from high performance athletes to those recovering from an injury, or someone looking to de-stress. The mental and physical benefits of massage can be life changing.
As a treatment that soothes both body and mind, the benefits of a Swedish body massage work in harmony. Firstly, the physical techniques of massage can take the tension out of muscles, increase flexibility, and boost circulation. This has obvious benefits for those who are always active. But massage can also help those with a more sedentary lifestyle, or people recovering from injury or ailment.
Back pain, neck strain and aching muscles can often occur as a result of poor posture whilst sitting. The physical strokes of a Swedish body massage will work the tension out of your muscles. You may also find greater freedom and flexibility in your joints. With the help of a full body massage, your body can relax into its natural, healthy posture.
The benefits don’t stop there. The relaxing ambiance of The Wellness Sanctuary, combined with the work of a professional therapist, can soothe your mind as well.
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Cortisol is a hormone produced by the body when it’s under stress. This hormone can cause all kinds of physical problems. From sleeplessness and headaches to weight gain and stomach trouble, the effects of stress are felt physically. Massage therapy can help reduce the presence of cortisol, leaving you with a long-lasting feeling of relaxation. Massage also promotes the release of endorphins, a healing hormone that stimulates positive feeling.
Making time for a Swedish massage can leave you feeling more energetic in the long term. The benefits of massage are diverse and can help all kinds of people. So, whether you’re looking for relief from an ailment, looking to support your active lifestyle, or simply want to escape from the hustle and bustle for a time, relax with a Swedish massage at The Wellness Sanctuary. Visit us to find out more or call us today.