What is a Swedish Massage?
A Swedish massage is one of the most well-known types of massage treatments among patients, especially those who were never exposed to massage therapy. It can vary from gentle and slow to more firm pressure, depending on the patient’s needs and the massage therapist’s style. A Swedish Massage uses five techniques to work the superficial layers of muscle: stroking, gliding, kneading, rhythmic tapping, and vibration. These five types of treatment techniques aim to improve circulation, increase flexibility, and relax the entire body as it targets not just the back, but the legs, arms, and neck as well.