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Swedish Massage - Is it Just For Spa Days Or Can It Be A Useful Bodywork Treatment?

Published on 22nd June 2016

Swedish Massage is perhaps one of the most well-known types of massage and is very often associated with relaxing spa breaks.  However Swedish Massage shouldn’t be dismissed as belonging only in the realms of pamper packages and champagne brunches; it goes far beyond relaxation and is an exceptionally beneficial treatment when carried out by an experienced, qualified Therapist.

Swedish Massage is ideal for physical problems such as muscle tension and can help reduce muscle spasms, pain and tension.  Swelling caused by the accumulation of fluid in tissues is reduced during the massage and this can greatly improve mobility.  Add to that the fact that massage raises levels of endorphins, the body’s natural painkiller, and you can quickly start to see the benefits stacking up!

Furthermore, the benefits of Swedish Massage on emotional wellbeing are not to be underestimated.  If you are feeling rundown and on the brink of depression a good Swedish Massage will relax the body helping to reduce anxiety.  The comfort of receiving human touch in a safe, professional environment can induce a strong feeling of wellbeing, the benefits of which can be felt long after the aroma of grapeseed oil has faded.  Many people experience better sleep patterns after having Swedish Massage and find that they fall asleep quicker and wake feeling more refreshed. 

Still not convinced?  Well let’s add into the mix the effects of massage on enhanced blood flow.  The delivery of fresh oxygen and nutrients to tissues is improved during massage and the removal of toxins and waste products is hastened.  Blood pressure decreases due to capillary dilation and regular massage may help increase the production of white blood cells thereby strengthening the immune system. 

And, if all of that’s not enough to tempt you, consider this -  the increased circulation to the skin improves elasticity and encourages cell regeneration helping you look younger!

So, in short, Swedish Massage is not just for expensive spa days.  It’s an excellent way of healing both the body and the mind and maintaining your wellbeing throughout the year.

 

 

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