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Swedish Massage


Swedish Massage Bellevue WA at Spa Alexis Massage & Bodywork

Relaxing Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage is best known as a relaxation massage and is a very distressing therapeutic style of massage and bodywork. It is the most well known wellness massage style. Lotion or oil is used with an array of five different strokes. Rolling, kneading, gliding-sliding, rhythmic tapping, friction and vibration are used to help the body’s internal  circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, improved stiffness and greater flexibility. It is one of the best types of massage for relaxing and reducing stress and why it is many times referred to as a wellness massage.

Osteoarthritis Patients

Many patients with osteoarthritis experience relief with minimal discomfort from a Swedish massage.

Swedish Massage Creators

Per Henrik Ling is credited for the development of Swedish massage and the  practitioner Johann Georg Mezger gave the basic strokes its names.

Benefits if Swedish massage

  • Increased local circulation

  • decreased pain and aches

  • decreased stress

  • reduces anxiety

  • improved sleep

  • reduced blood pressure

  • reduced heart rate

Scientific Research Using Swedish Massage

Scientific research study on effects of Swedish massage on blood pressure and heart rate on hypertensive woman.

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