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What is a Swedish Massage?

The most common and well-known type of massage throughout the West is a Swedish massage. We recommend this type of massage for anyone in need of relaxation. We use a variety of different techniques in every session to ensure the best possible results. During the massage session, the muscles and soft tissues in the body are manipulated by our therapist to help restore both health and balance.

The final result is the relaxation of all the muscles through the body and the release of any pain due to tension. We recommend a massage in Winston-Salem for anyone suffering from stress or overwork to relax the mind and body. Once the tension in the muscles is relieved, the body is energized and relaxed. There are also advantages to having a massage after an injury.

Numerous countries refer to a Swedish massage as a classic massage. This is the most frequently practiced type of massage therapy currently available. According to WebMD, there is a wide range of techniques used for this type of massage including:

  • Application of circular pressure with the palms and hands
  • Light tapping
  • Firm kneading

The idea is to relax the body by using long, gliding strokes to rub the muscles. The strokes take the same path the blood uses to return to the heart. In addition to relaxation, the massage increases the oxygen level in the blood while enhancing both flexibility and circulation.

Benefits of a Swedish Massage

Many people picture this type of massage when relaxation is mentioned. This is because one of the main goals is the relaxation of the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles in long upward gliding strokes. Unfortunately, many people remain unaware there are a lot more benefits than relaxation. We recommend scheduling a massage to experience the extraordinary sensation personally.

Pain Management

Numerous individuals experience chronic pain due to health conditions such as arthritis. We recommend a massage as a natural method to effectively manage pain. Our massage therapist will target pain points using a specific motion for the reduction of muscle tension and an improvement in local circulation.

The Lymph System

Having a massage in Winston-Salem helps enhance lymph system functions. This is accomplished through a relaxation of the muscles. One of the responsibilities of the lymph system is the movement of fluids containing important nutrients throughout the body. When the muscles move voluntarily during a massage, this fluid is moved. Anyone suffering from issues due to muscle strain will benefit from a massage.

As the muscles are relaxed by our therapist, the muscles located in the lymph system can flush metabolic waste out of the muscles. The result is an enhanced healing process. We also recommend a massage as a type of therapy for individuals suffering from a wide range of debilitating joint disorders. A massage will help with the pain by increasing tissue elasticity and flexibility.

The increase in flexibility and elasticity helps to decrease pain. After the massage is complete, most people gain the ability to use their joints more without suffering from any pain. Even if the disorder is more advanced, pain can generally be substantially decreased.

Improving Posture

There is a wide range of reasons for imbalanced posture including all of the following and more.

  • Repetitive strain
  • Sitting for long periods
  • Overworked muscles
  • Injury
  • Using muscles to overcompensate for strain

An imbalanced posture has muscles holding the issue in place. These muscles are eased and relaxed during a massage.

Relieving Headaches

Poor circulation and stress can result in either migraines or headaches. We recommend a massage to improve circulation and relieve the stress linked to tension headaches.

Improving Relaxation and Reducing Stress

Many people living in Winston-Salem are living a demanding life. This often results in overwork due to a consistently full schedule. Stress can affect the body in many different ways including pain and muscle tension. Stress can also negatively impact the mind due to increased anxiety or worry.

A massage is an ideal option for clearing the mind and body of undesirable responses due to stress. The nervous system is calmed down and muscular tension is relaxed. By the time the massage is complete, the individual feels relaxed and more at ease.

Supporting the Immune System

We believe a holistic approach is very important for overall health. Mental stress can be increased by physical pain. Environmental factors often result in an increase in stress in the muscles. This stress can result in a deficiency in the immune system. Relaxation is encouraged by a Swedish massage while decreasing tension in the body. A relaxing massage will support a healthier immune system.

Improving Mood by Releasing Endorphins

According to the Mayo Clinic, a massage increases the levels of dopamine and serotonin. This triggers an improvement in emotional well-being and mood.

Improving Sleep

Studies show serotonin levels are raised throughout the body by a massage. This means the recipient can fall asleep faster and continue sleeping for a longer period.

Increasing Range of Motion and Flexibility

A massage offers numerous benefits for flexibility including:

  • Lubricating and opening joints
  • Easing movement
  • Elongating the muscles
  • Decreasing swelling
  • Improving flexibility

When stretching techniques are incorporated, the result is often improving range of motion and fluidity.

Increasing Blood Flow

A massage can widen the membrane pores while dilating the blood vessels. The result is enhancing the ability of the body to provide organs and muscles with fresh blood.

Improving Overall Energy

When stress is decreased and circulation increased, most people experience an increase in energy.

Experience the benefits of Swedish massage yourself. Call us today at (336) 407-6644 to schedule an appointment.