Muscle tension comes from a variety of sources. It can stem from anxiety, stress, traveling, or just sitting at a desk all day long. People who are experiencing so much muscle tension that it’s affecting their ability to perform their daily duties should consider getting a Swedish massage for the ultimate relief.
What is Swedish Massage?
Swedish massage is the most popular type of massage in the United States, and it varies in intensity. A Swedish massage can be gentle, or it can also be a deep tissue massage if that’s what the client is after. Only licensed massage therapists should perform this type of massage because improperly massaging the muscles can cause injuries.
During this type of therapy, the therapist rubs the body with massage oil and uses long, smooth strokes to treat the superficial layers of the muscles. Their movements release tension in the muscles and break up knots and adhesions.
Clients usually begin on their stomachs with their face looking down so the spine is neutral. The massage therapist starts on the client’s back, using a few different techniques to release the muscle tension. They may move on to areas like the backs of the legs and arms before asking the client to roll onto their back to massage the fronts of their legs, arms, neck, and shoulders.
The technique varies with each therapist, so clients shouldn’t expect each massage to be the same. The client may ask their therapist to focus on certain aspects of their body where they’re holding the most tension.
Benefits of Swedish Massage
A Swedish massage:
- Boosts the immune system because it reduces the amount of cortisol in the body.
- Releases dopamine and serotonin, two of the body’s “happy hormones”, allowing clients to feel relaxed, rejuvenated, and calm.
- Reduces stress by lowering the heart rate, decreasing the release of stress hormones, and increasing the production of hormones that produce calmness.
Schedule an Appointment
When muscle tension is interrupting healthy sleep patterns, concentration, and overall wellness, a well-performed Swedish massage may be just the thing to relieve your stress, aches, and pains. Contact Youthtopia MedSpa today to schedule your appointment.
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