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Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage

What is it ?

The Swedish massage, also known as "Classic massage", is an oil massage whose roots can't be more international! Per Henrik Ling, the only Swedish element, teamed up with Ming, Chinese Massage Techniques (known as Tui Na) expert, to develop massage techniques based on the study of gymnastic movements. Dutch practitioner Johan Georg Mezger borrowed them to create the "Swedish massage" and gave French names to the 5 basic strokes on top most layers of muscles: effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber) and vibration (shaking). It is also combined with joint movements.

Relaxing
Hydrating

Benefits

The Swedish massage is known to reduce join stiffness, muscle tension, pain, and relieve from anxiety and stress. It promotes relaxation and leaves you with a feeling of well-being and body awareness.

Good to know

Swedish massages can be gentle and relaxing but also vigorous and energizing according to the therapist style. Tell how firm and uplifting you want it to be. Don't forget to mention any previous or current injury.

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