Swedish Massage has been around for a long time. It was first created back in 1812 in the University of Stockholm by a physiologist named Henri Peter Ling. Today it is the most well known and popular type of massage therapy. Swedish massage is synonymous with massage itself because it is the most common. In Europe it is called the “Classic Massage”. When you go get a massage and do not specify a type of massage, chances are it will be the Swedish massage since it is the most taught and used by the masseuse or therapist. The Swedish massage is also considered the massage recommended for beginners.
A typical Swedish massage usually consists of five types of moves: Effleurage, Petrissage, Tapotement, Vibration, Friction. They can be used in any order and is part of the basics of Swedish massage. The use of oil also helps in creating friction. It is commonly used in Swedish massage. Besides creating friction, the oil also helps in stretching of the muscles.
If you are feeling fatigued, exhausted, or feeling discomfort in the joints getting a massage can help alleviate the aches and pains. The Swedish massage is an excellent way to relax you muscles and get them ready operating in a faster amount of time.
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