The relaxing Swedish massage is a powerful anti-stress tool that provides peace and rest. In addition to its known benefits for circulation, it also calms nerves and clears the mind.
It is the most popular technique of massage and it is based on Western concepts of the anatomy and physiology.
It’s suitable for people experiencing episodes of stress, in any of its manifestations, and for those simply wishing to experience a state of wellbeing, as empirical evidence has shown that receiving them regularly promotes health.
The person receiving this type of massage sees benefits such as improved sleep quality, increased flexibility, reduced muscle pain, a clearer mind, improvement in blood circulation, it oxygenates the brain and stimulates the lymphatic drainage system.
The relaxing massage is the manipulation of superficial layers of muscle and connective tissue. The movements are gentle, harmonious and flowing, always in the direction of the blood returning to the heart.
I usually recommend creating a pleasant atmosphere with dim lighting, soft music and the use of some aromatic oil and / or incense to achieve a sense of calm.
A study conducted by Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, , and published in The New York Times, found that volunteers who received a 45-minute Swedish massage experienced significant decreases in levels of the stress hormone cortisol, as well as arginine vasopressin-a hormone that can lead to increases in (cortisol). Volunteers also had increases in the number of lymphocytes, white blood cells that are part of the immune system, and a boost in the immune cells that may help fight colds and the flu.
According to statistics, 70% of disease is stress related. If you are in a stressful personal situation, try this massage and enjoy its benefits.