Swedish massage is the most common type of massage for relaxation. Long gliding strokes are used, moving in the direction of the heart. Pressure can range from light stroking to deep pressure.
Some of the MANY benefits of Swedish massage:
Swedish Massage Techniques
In addition to the long strokes, other Swedish techniques include circular pressure applied by the hands and palms, firm kneading, percussion-like tapping, bending and stretching of the tissues. Swedish massage techniques are often incorporated into deep tissue sessions as well.
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