Swedish massage can provide a wide range of benefits for both your physical body and for your emotional well-being. Check out the 3 common benefits of Swedish massage outlined below.
Relieving symptoms of such disorders as asthma, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic and acute pain syndromes, myofascial pain, headache, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction, and athletic injuries. Source: Encyclopedia
Relaxation and Increased Circulation
As the best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. But Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension. Source: MassageEnvy
Fatigue, Depression and Anxiety
One of the latest studies examines the correlation between Swedish massage and reduction in fatigue for cancer patients. In 2014, the University of Miami Medical School conducted a study of 24 individuals with MS who participated in a five-week massage experiment. Half of the participants received 45-minute massages twice a week while the other half were assigned to standard medical treatment. Compared with the controls, patients in the massage group experienced less depression, lowered anxiety, enhanced social function, better self-esteem and improved body image. This ties into the idea that massage reduces cortisol, or the “stress” hormone, according to Massage Envy’s Jensen. “Massage decreases cortisol while increasing serotonin, which leaves you in a ‘feeling good’ bliss.” Source: LiveStrong
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