Swedish Massage

image Swedish Massage

 

Massage started to become popular in the United States around the middle 1800’s. It was introduced by two physicians and based upon the techniques created by a Swedish medical-gymnastic practitioner named Per Henrik Ling.

Swedish style work is characterized using five styles of long flowing strokes:
Effleurage( light touch)
Petrisssage(kneading)
Tapotement(rhythmic tapping)
Compression/ vibration

This style of massage is a strong foundation of many different Western styles and approaches. It is excellent for inducing relaxation, relieving pain in muscles and helps stiffness in joints.