What is Swedish Massage

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After a long week of hard work, we can guarantee that there is no better way to relax and unwind than by getting a massage. The most common and requested type of massage is a Swedish Massage.

Swedish massage is a whole-body, therapeutic massage treatment focusing on the soft tissues and muscles of the body in order to restore health. Every relaxing stroke done by the therapist brings calmness and balance to the body and mind.

Swedish massage therapy uses softer strokes on the bonier and more delicate parts of the body and more vigorous strokes where there is thicker muscle coverage. The variety of pressure makes it ideal for relaxation.

The massage therapist will use five main techniques in a Swedish massage: stroking and gliding; kneading; rubbing; tapping or pounding; vibration. Oils and lotions may also be used to reduce friction and to achieve long and smooth gliding strokes.

Aside from relaxing tight muscles, Swedish massage is also great in promoting blood circulation and can be very beneficial to your heart. The therapist manipulates the body’s soft tissues – these are the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels, and uses strokes flowing towards the heart to improve the body’s blood circulation.

What to expect from a Swedish Massage:

A session can last from 60 minutes to 120 minutes. 

You can coordinate with the therapists upon booking an appointment. Since this massage covers the whole body, an hour or two is necessary to reap all the benefits and to leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed. 

Some therapists play music during the massage.

To make the session even more relaxing, the therapists will play calming music to add a serene vibe and improve the overall experience. You may also let your therapist know if you’d prefer not to have it.

The therapists will use oils or lotions on your skin.
Feel free to ask your therapists what clothing you can prepare to fully enjoy the massage. You may also let your therapists know the pressure you’re most comfortable with.

We also recommend not having a heavy meal right before your session to avoid discomfort during the session. You’ll also need to rehydrate after the massage because as the massage therapist manipulates your muscles, substances are released. Drinking water post-massage helps the body flush out any accumulated materials that were released during the massage.

Hoping you all have a wonderful week and well-rested weekends. Book your massages here: purekneadmassage.com

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