Swedish massage is among the most popular massage techniques in Singapore and is a excellent choice if you are new to massage. It involves mild, moderate or deeper strokes on the arms, back, neck, legs and other body parts to target muscles and tissues for maximal pain relief, relaxation and stress release.
Besides promoting mental and physical relaxation, Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for raising the level of oxygen in the blood, stimulate blood circulation & lymphatic drainage, ease muscle tension and aches, improve flexibility and releases muscle toxins. These benefits contributed to rejuvenation of muscles and glands, the skin, the nerves, reduces physical and emotional stress while promoting health and well being.
When used in injury therapy such as muscle strain, Swedish massage speed up recovery time by flushing lactic acid, uric acid and other metabolic waste from the tissues.
A typical full body Swedish massage session lasts from 60 to 90 minutes. The duration and frequency depends on various factors such as the severity of the ailment, fitness and general health of patient. Before the massage proper, massage oils or lotions is gently applied and rubbed on the patient’s body in order to promote relaxation and to reduce friction across the skin.
Swedish massage techniques consist a variety of strokes and movements: stroking, kneading, friction, vibrations, percussion.
Effleurage (Strokes): Long gliding strokes administered with the thumbs, finger-tips or palms. Purpose is to warm up the muscles and surrounding tissues, allowing for better blood circulation throughout the body and prepare the patient for deeper and firmer strokes that will follow.
Petrissage: Kneading movements with the thumbs and fingers or with the hands by applying firm pressure to release tension in the underlying muscles.
Friction: Tight circular pressures administered with the thumb, fingers or palms of the hands to generate heat that increase circulation, stimulate nerves and soothe deeper muscles.
Vibration: Oscillatory movements that vibrate or shake the muscles to release tension in small muscles area such as on the face or along the spine and to help induce a more relaxed state.
Percussion (Tapotement): Brisk pummeling, hacking or rhythmic tapping action performed by palm, edge of hand, or back of the hand to produce stimulating or toning effect.
In general, Swedish massage is considered relatively safe for everyone. However there are certain medical conditions that require caution especially cardiovascular conditions. Women in the first three months of pregnancy should avoid massage on the abdomen as the risk of miscarriage is the highest.
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