Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage

This is what most of us think about when we hear the word “massage.” It is performed by a trained and licensed massage therapist who lubricates the bare skin with massage oil and uses gliding and other movements to massage the whole body. Swedish massage is the most commonly requested type of massage at spas today.

The purpose of Swedish massage is to relax the entire body, but it also has a number of other health benefits. Swedish massage improves blood circulation, increases the level of oxygen in the blood, helps the body remove toxins, improves flexibility, eases tension and helps with pain management. This is accomplished by using a variety of techniques, primarily rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart.

Other techniques the therapist can use include kneading a muscle, cross-fiber friction to break up muscle knots (adhesions), percussion-like tapping, shaking motions, and stretching.

Swedish massage was first developed in the 1820s by Dr. Per Henrik Ling, a physiologist and fencing master. In the early 19th century he developed a system called “Medical Gymnastics” – borrowed technique from China, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. These became the known as “Swedish movements” in Europe and “the Swedish Movement Cure” when they came to the U.S. in 1858. Today it is simply known as Swedish massage, the most popular Western massage.

our location

Bow Tie Massage

8050 Dexter Road,

Suite #103,

Cordova, TN 38016

Phone. 901-337-1140

Email. Relax@bowtiemassage.com

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