Swedish massage is the most common technique performed by a massage therapist. Swedish massage is helpful for those who are looking to relax, alleviate muscle tension, ease headaches, reduce anxiety and sleep better. This technique involves light to moderate pressure and a slow pace featuring back and fourth gliding with massage cream, oil or lotion. Though this massage is gentle it is still effective. A Swedish massage can also be beneficial for preparing a problem area for deeper work later in cases where there is a lot of trauma to an area or where a region has been overworked or misused in anyway. This technique can also be used to help acclimate your body to the massage and find the right pressure level.
The gliding and compression with Swedish Massage is very safe and comfortable. There is no need to tense or become defensive. Occasionally, the body will tense up from light pressure if an area is very active or misused. Swedish massage is recommended to help your mind and body to relax. It will help you put all distracting thoughts and personal issues from your mind. It is recommended to combat the effects of anxiety and depression and will promote an overall feeling of happiness and calmness.