A Swedish massage is a form of soft tissue manipulation. The therapist uses strokes, kneading, friction, vibration, tapping, and rubbing to improve the blood flow in your body. The process involves the usage of several essential oils such as lavender, eucalyptus, grapefruit, and more.
Swedish massage therapy uses a combination of five styles which are effleurage (where the therapist applies light pressure), petrissage (kneading or rolling the muscles with fingertips), tapotement (rhythmic tapping to specific points on the body), friction (rubbing the length of the muscle) and vibration (rapidly shaking or vibrating specific muscles).
Swedish massage has been around for a long time, and many people have already benefitted from it! Swedish massage therapy helps to stimulate your parasympathetic nervous system, which results in increased production of endorphins. Endorphins are hormones that make you feel happier and more relaxed.