Relaxation Massage

Basically 'Swedish massage' stands for relaxation massage and it is now known as "traditional" massage. In the 1820s a Swedish doctor, Dr. Per Henrik Ling, developed the first modern method of massage through his study of physiology, gymnastics, and the massage techniques borrowed from China, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Swedish/relaxation massage includes long gliding, rubbing strokes, kneading, tapping, and shaking, vibrating motions. It is effective for most ailments, because massaging the skin, the body's largest organ, sets up a chain reaction that produces a positive effect on all layers and systems of the body. It affects the nerves, muscles, glands, and circulation, and promotes health and wellbeing. This most basic massage focuses on deep relaxation which is achieved with minimum pressure.