Swedish massage is a classic massage which represents the western standards. The five main techniques used in Swedish massage -- stroking and gliding; kneading; rubbing; tapping or pounding; vibration.
What are the benefits of Swedish massage?
Improve your circulation
Soothe your muscles
Make you feel more relaxed.
Easing muscular strain by flushing out toxins
Improving circulation by increasing oxygen flow in the blood
Helping to keep ligaments and tendons supple
Reducing emotional and physical stress.
What can I expect in a Swedish massage?
The session will last for about 60- 90 minutes after the masseuse gives you private time to undress yourself and the regular gliding and stroking mentioned in the intro will be carried out. Be open with your masseuse and tell them if you are feeling uncomfortable at any point of time or if you are allergic to a particular oil. Also tell them what arears and what needs of your body should be given importance. For example, this might be long, gliding strokes across your back to help you relax, or kneading or rubbing your shoulders to unwind any knots.