Swedish Massage

Swedish massage is the most common massage available to individuals. The main aim for Swedish massage is to energize the body and improve overall health.

The main techniques used in Swedish massage include effleurage, petrissage, tapotement, frictions and vibrations. This type of treatment although firm is a lot more superficial to the touch.

Swedish massage is a great way to relax and unwind. Swedish massage is great for the heart. When working on an individual’s soft tissue (muscles, tendons, and ligaments) as therapists here at Body Mechanics Malmesbury, we are activating the blood vessels and using strokes to encourage blood to flow back to the heart. In doing so this will assist with improving circulation in our clients body.

Swedish massage can also help with alleviating the signs of stress, anxiety and even depression. Swedish massage can also be used to manage pain levels, headaches, muscle issues and conditions that cause chronic pain.

Swedish massage is a great way to relax if you are in your second or third trimester. Here at Body Mechanics Malmesbury we will either sit you up so you are in a comfortable position, or have you side lying for your treatment.

The main benefits of a Swedish massage include reduced muscle pain, improved range of movement, improved circulation, stress levels being reduced both physically and emotionally, assisting the immune system to work better, releasing of feel-good chemicals such as oxytocin and endorphins, and a better nights sleep.