Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage, created by Per Henrik Ling is the foundations for most Western Massage Modalities which are practiced today.
There are 7 massage strokes involved in Swedish Massage, and a combination of the strokes below will be used in a personalized routine to provide the client with the most effective massage session to meet their needs.

Effleurage also known as "gliding strokes", these are used for warming the tissue and spreading the massage lubrication used.
Effleurage also prepares the tissue for deeper strokes and assists in Lymphatic and venous flow.

Petrissage or "Kneading Strokes" consist of rhythmic pressing, rolling and squeezing movements. Petrissage assists in increasing circulation, flushing the tissue of muscular toxins and alleviating muscle soreness.

Friction Strokes move the superficial tissue over the muscles and deeper tissue. These strokes do not glide, but penetrate deep into the muscle tissue to break up scar tissue, release trigger points and spasms in the muscle.

Tapotement or Percussion strokes are invigorating strokes to help increase circulation, release muscle tension and stimulate the client.

Vibration strokes are tremulous movements into the tissue, from a fine point on the body to as large an area as the whole body. Vibration strokes create relaxation, stimulation and increased circulation.

Stretching is a series of slow, gentle sustained movements of a muscle within the clients limit of flexibility. Stretching will be used to increase flexibility and circulation.

Joint Mobilization consists of movement of the joints through full or partial range of motion. Joint Mobilization increases range of motion, reduces stiffness, lubricates joints, and assists in the facilitation of the nerve pathways.

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