Swedish Massage is widely practiced all over the world and is the foundation for sports, deep tissue, aromatherapy, and other popular types of massages.
A massage therapist will perform mild, moderate, or deeper strokes on your back, arms, legs, neck, and other body parts that target soft tissues and muscles for pain relief and relaxation.
It also helps to decrease levels of the stress hormone and stimulate the immune system to help fight colds and flu.
Swedish massage is suited for people interested in relaxation and tension relief.
It can be very helpful for people who hold a lot of tension in their lower back, shoulders, or neck.
Swedish massage technique focuses on manipulating soft tissue in your body by applying massage oils and performing various massage strokes as kneading, friction, stretching, bending, and tapping. Massage therapists will perform deep circular movements and joint mobilization which will warm up the muscle tissue, release tension, and break up muscle knots.
These techniques are meant to relax your body, stimulate nerve endings, increase blood flow, and work with the lymphatic system as well.
If you are looking for deeper pressure to get relief from chronic pain, deep tissue massage is a better choice. Deep tissue massage is best for muscle injuries and chronic muscle problems.