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Full body (Swedish) massage

Swedish massage is the most popular type of massage in the UK. It involves the use of hands, forearms or elbows to manipulate the superficial layers of the muscles to improve mental and physical health. Active or passive movement of the joints may also be part of the massage.

Argan oil is used to facilitate the massage movements.

 

WHEN

When you need to loosen up your body and relax your mind.

 

BENEFIT

Physical benefits:

• loosening tight muscles and stretching connective tissues

• relieving cramps and muscle spasms and decreasing muscle fatigue

• loosening joints and improving range of motion

• increasing muscle strength

• calming the nervous system

• stimulating blood circulation

• speeding up healing from injury and illness

• improving lymphatic drainage of metabolic wastes

 

Mental and emotional benefits:

• mental relaxation

• improvement in length and quality of sleep

• relief of stress, depression, anxiety and irritation

• increased ability to concentrate

• improved sense of well-being

 

HISTORY

Swedish massage was invented by a Swedish fencing instructor named Per Henrik Ling in the 1830s. When he was injured in the elbows, he reportedly cured himself using tapping (percussion) strokes around the affected area. He later developed the technique currently known as Swedish massage. This technique was brought to the United States from Sweden by two brothers, Dr. Charles and Dr. George Taylor in the 1850s.