Swedish massage involves the use of hands, forearms or elbows to manipulate the superficial layers of the muscles to improve mental and physical health. Active or Passive movement of the joints may also be part of the massage. The benefits of Swedish massage are numerous and here are some of them that include calming the nervous system, increased blood circulation, mental and physical relaxation, decreased stress, depression, anxiety and irritation, muscle tension, loosening joints and improve range of motion.
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE THERAPY
Deep tissue massage is a specific type of massage that works on the deep layers of muscle and fascia in the body. A fascia is a band or sheet of connective tissue beneath the skin, consisting primarily of collagen. It attaches, stabilizes, encloses, and separates muscles and other internal organs. Unlike Swedish massage, which has a relaxing effect and uses lighter pressure, deep tissue massage is done using deep finger pressure with strokes that are firm and slow. Deep tissue massage has several therapeutic effects and can be used to treat many different conditions. This type of massage is ideal for the treatment of major muscle groups like the neck or lower back. It can also be used to relieve strain and treat injuries in your joints and tendons.