You may have heard of the Swedish Massage and wondered what experiencing one was like. Or maybe you’re familiar with the name, but aren’t all that sure what the benefits are to you. Maybe you’ve even had one, and yet, you weren’t sure how it differed from other types of massage. Still, when it comes to your well-being, you’ve probably heard from a friend or two how a regular massage has done wonders for them. Well, we’re here to share some of the secrets of the Swedish Massage with you today. But let’s cover the basics before we dive into the relaxing and rejuvenating aspects of this style of massage.
First, this type of massage is one among many, but it’s one of the best for those of you just getting started with massages. As a Western style, it focuses on your body’s anatomy and physiology in a way that’s grounded in science and health. It’s also what many people know as the basic massage, which you’re likely familiar with. The most interesting part is that it also has a medical history that stretches back over 100 years. That’s a long time to perfect the techniques needed to get you relaxed and feeling good!
How can this type of massage energize your week and ease your stress? Excellent question!
Indulging Your Senses in Tranquility
When your Swedish Massage starts, you’ll be amazed at how the simple act of lying down and being still can make you feel. And is it any surprise? In our modern world, we’re always going, going, and going. Often, we don’t take enough time to merely relax and let go. But during a Swedish Massage, the first thing you’ll notice is how great it is just to take time to be calm in a soothing environment.
Customizing Your Massage Experience
Another enjoyable aspect of Swedish Massage is how this style revolves around customization. If you’re in the mood for a softer, less intense experience to ease out of your day, your therapist will use a lighter touch for your kneading and stretching. At the same time, if you’ve had a hard day at work, and you’d like more intensity, you can choose that too. Your therapist can also spend extra time on an area that might be bothering you. The choice really is all yours.
Reducing Your Aches and Pains
And really, in addition to being comfortable and customizing your intensity, the best part about a Swedish Massage is how it helps fully relax your muscles and the rest of your body. Sometimes, it’s difficult for us to tell how our bodies are slowly tensing up over the course of a day or a week. In fact, research has even shown that Swedish Massage eases pain that might build up in your body, even chronic pain.
Resetting Your Body’s Natural Cycle
Finally, whether you choose a clinic in Seattle or anywhere else in the world, you’ll find that Swedish Massage puts your natural rhythm back in order. By now, it’s not a secret that your body goes through regular cycles of waking and sleeping, working and relaxing. You can even think of it like nature’s ebb and flow for your internal clock. And probably the biggest secret of Swedish Massage is that it greatly reduces stress and puts you back on a healthier path. That same research we mentioned earlier? It’s also shown that even for people suffering from depression, massage can have huge benefits. That’s some power right there!
And in reality, you’ll find that Swedish Massage has the potential to completely re-direct your weekly direction. From cultivating your body’s health to refocusing your attention, this style of massage is a surefire way to get energized, even while cutting down on your stress levels. And if you haven’t yet experienced a Swedish massage or it’s just been awhile, one of our three Seattle area clinic locations is ready to give you a comfortable and amazing experience. Give us a call for an apportionment or schedule online.