Swedish massage provides the perfect antidote to stress and overwork and should play an important role in any stress management program. It is dual purpose in that it can also help cut down on recovery time in cases of muscular strain.
Swedish massage is a combination of various movements used to manipulate tissues for both local and overall benefit. This type of massage is based on a system drawn from several types of massage, incorporating various complimentary techniques for optimal therapeutic effect.
The system of movements developed by Swedish physiologist Per Henric Link is beneficial to health and maintaining physical condition. Swedish massage is based on the following techniques:
- Passive joint movements