Swedish massage therapy is the modality that is the best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes, firm kneading, percussion-like tapping, bending and stretching muscle that work to relax the muscle and increase blood flow through the muscle tissue.
Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation. It is clear that Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing blood flow, but it also increases the level of oxygen and nutrients in the blood, and decreases muscle toxins. So, it improves circulation and flexibility while easing tension. It has the capacity to increase endorphins and Serotonin released in the body, giving the client an elevated mood as it boosts the body’s immune system.