Swedish Massage is the classic style of bodywork. Also called Western massage, it is the most popular and familiar massage method being practiced today, and it has served as a foundation for many of the massage techniques developed in recent years. Swedish massage is a scientific system of manipulations on the muscles and connective soft tissue of the body for the purpose of deep relaxation, rehabilitation, and health maintenance.
Swedish/Western massage directly increases blood circulation, enhancing delivery of oxygen and nutrients to all tissue cells as well as fascia. It increases lymph circulation, which speeds up the removal of metabolic waste and the by-products of tissue damage and inflammation. It is helpful in reducing pain and joint stiffness, and promoting deep restorative qualities to soothe the nervous system, thus assisting the body’s self-healing.