Swedish massage is one of the most popular and well-known massage techniques in the world. If you’ve never had one you may be wondering what makes this type of massage so desirable. Today we’ll go over 6 reasons that you will love Swedish massage.
A Swedish massage uses a few different types of strokes. Effleurage, one of these strokes, is a light, long, stroking motion towards the heart following the direction of blood flow. This technique improves circulation to deliver more oxygen and nutrients to your tissues as well as aid in the release and removal of toxins which benefits every body system.
Drug-Free Pain Relief
Swedish massage is an effective method of pain control. This technique works to relieve tension and increase circulation deep within the muscles for amazing drug-free pain relief. Talk with your massage therapist about your pain points so they can focus on your problem areas. You’ll feel better without the harmful side effects of pain medications.
Promotes Faster Healing
Swedish massage can help heal soft tissue and muscle injuries faster. Increased blood flow and reduced tension allow more healing nutrients to be delivered to the site of the injury. Kneading the muscles also helps prevent or break up muscle adhesions caused by the injury that lead to the formation of painful knots in the muscles.
Improves Range of Motion
Tense muscles restrict movement and flexibility. Swedish massage relieves this restricting tension allowing your joints to improve their range of motion. Coupled with gentle stretching exercises before an event, it can even lower your risk of some sports-related injuries.
There is nothing as relaxing as a Swedish massage, and relaxation reduces stress. In today’s world, we need all the stress reduction we can get! The calm, peaceful environment here at Von Anthony Salon along with the focussed attention to release muscle tension all over your body will produce a calming effect on your mind as well as your body and reduce the number of harmful stress hormones. By reducing stress you may also experience a more restful sleep, fewer tension headaches, and more energy throughout the day.
Provides an Immune Boost
High-stress levels have been proven to weaken your immune system. Simply reducing stress can give your immune system a powerful boost. Swedish massage also stimulates the flow of lymph which is a vital part of your immune system that helps defend your body against infections. Tense muscles can cause the lymph system to become sluggish. Massage reverses this problem.
While Swedish massage does provide a bit of pampering, it’s so much more than that. Schedule a Swedish massage with a Von Anthony Salon massage therapist today and discover these six benefits, and many others, for yourself. Give us a call at 972-731-7600 to book a session, or download our free app from iTunes or Google Play to schedule right from your phone. We’ll see you soon at 7004 Lebanon Road, Suite 102 in Frisco, Texas.