Swedish massage is one of the most frequently administered massage modalities. Swedish massage is the combination of light and medium pressure techniques that focus on the relaxation of the entire body. These techniques include the use of gliding, kneading, tapping, friction, and shaking.
Swedish massage not only feels great but according to studies has been shown to increases circulation, lymphatic flow, and oxygen saturation in blood. Studies also show that these combinations of benefits aid in the increase of flexibility and the release of everyday tension.
Studies have shown that Swedish massage can have an effect on reducing levels of toxins in muscles, joint stiffness, and the reduction of hormones related to stress.
Deep Tissue massage is often performed in concert with other modalities such as Swedish massage. Unlike Swedish massage which is generally used to relax the entire body in one session. Deep Tissue massage is an intense focused massage used to relieve muscle tension.
This is done by working on muscles and connective tissue of regions where a client may be experiencing pain associated with physical activity or physical injury. When Deep Tissue massage is used in conjunction with other modalities such as Swedish massage it allows the client to become relaxed which will maximize the effects of Deep Tissue massage.