Swedish Massage Therapy forms the cornerstone for most other types of massage therapy techniques. It has the special ability to relieve pain and stress from your sore aching muscles. Most people associate this form of massage with stress relief but it has many other documented benefits.
Swedish massage benefits the body because of the specific techniques it involves.
The movements and firm pressure involved in Swedish massage affect all systems in the body – including soft tissues such as muscles and ligaments and also nerves and even glands. Our massage therapists aren’t just giving you a Spa style muscle rub. They apply pressure to your muscles in movements that are in tune with the natural flow of blood back to your heart.
Swedish Massage for the Lymph System
Swedish Massage, properly applied, is great for helping your body’s lymph system move fluids that contain nutrients and wastes from your body.
Lymph fluid is circulated during voluntary muscle movement. Swedish massage promotes healthy functioning of your lymph system by directly stimulating and relaxing your muscles. If you’re suffering from muscular strain, Swedish massage can help your body’s lymph system flush metabolic wastes such as lactic acid and uric acid from your muscles. This shortens recovery time and helps you feel better faster.
The lymph system is also an important part of your body’s immune system, as white blood cells are produced and transported through the lymphatic system. Your lymph system is the means by which dead germs are collected in the lymph nodes and removed from the body. Swedish massage helps you stay healthy by supporting your immune system.
Other benefits of Swedish Massage
Swedish massage is also used as therapy for those suffering from osteoarthritis and other painful and debilitating joint conditions. Swedish massage helps increase flexibility, enhances tissue elasticity and reduces pain. Many individuals benefit from a greater range of joint motion and movement thanks to Swedish massage therapy. In almost all cases, Swedish massage is considered a safe way to improve osteoarthritis conditions in the knees, hips and other areas of the body.
These are three examples of the specific ways Swedish massage can help your body heal itself, but they are by no means the only benefits of Swedish massage. Swedish massage therapy is very effective at relieving anxiety and is often used to help alleviate the symptoms of depression.
At painPRO we incorporate Swedish Massage into most of our treatments since it has been shown to relieve pain while at the same time help with stress reduction.