Swedish massage therapy the style is (also referred to as “classic massage”) uses five styles of long, flowing strokes to massage. The five basic strokes are effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber) and vibration/shaking. Swedish massage therapy has shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness, and improving function in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee over a period of weeks.
Swedish massage therapy is particularly to allow the body to absorb more oxygen, thereby rejuvenating the body. Swedish massage therapy is also geared towards detoxification by increasing the speed by which the cells of the body eliminate their waste materials. Swedish massage feels good, is relaxing and invigorating. It affects the nerves, muscles, glands, and circulation, while promoting health and well being.
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