Experts sometimes call it a classic massage. The technique aims to promote relaxation by releasing muscle tension.
It involves the use of hands, forearms, or elbows to manipulate the superficial layers of the muscles to improve mental and physical health. Active or passive movement of the joints may also be part of the massage. The benefits of Swedish massage include increased blood circulation, mental and physical relaxation, decreased stress and muscle tension, and improved range of motion.
Swedish massage is gentler than deep tissue massage and better suited for people interested in relaxation and tension relief.
What are the benefits of Swedish massage in Kuwait?
The goal of Swedish massage is to improve your circulation and promote relaxation by soothing your muscles. It’s therefore quite different from deep tissue massage or sports massage. The techniques involve soft strokes over areas that are more prone to pain, or without much muscle coverage. Where the muscles are thicker, the pressure is changed and the massage is deeper.
There are numerous benefits associated with the use of Swedish massage:
- Physica side:
- loosening tight muscles and stretching connective tissues.
- relieving cramps and muscle spasms and decreasing muscle fatigue.
- loosening joints and improving range of motion.
- increasing muscle strength.
- calming the nervous system.
- stimulating blood circulation.
- firming up muscle and skin tone.
- 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.
- speeding up healing from injury and illness.
- improving lymphatic drainage of metabolic wastes.
2. Mental and emotional side:
- mental relaxation.
- improvement in length and quality of sleep.
- relief of stress, depression, anxiety and irritation.
- increased ability to concentrate.
- improved sense of well-being.
What happens during a Swedish massage?
Experts use different techniques in Swedish massage in Kuwait. These techniques are meant to
relax you, stimulate nerve endings and increase blood flow and lymph drainage.
Read on for more details about these techniques:
Kneading: Kneading is the most common of the petrissage approaches and the motions are often compared to those a barker makes when kneading dough.
Therapists apply it by lifting the soft tissues of an area, then squeezing and rolling it back in a slow and circularly rhythmic fashion, using both palms. The amount of pressure that the therapists applied varies, but kneading is particularly useful for deep muscular penetration.
Wringing: Wringing is similar to kneading, except that therapists begin to compress the soft tissue area against its underlying structure (bones, etc.) before being lifted, squeezed, and rolled back.
Rolling: Rolling is applied by lifting and squeezing the soft tissues in a side-ways pattern. This petrissage approach is applied to either the muscle fibers (Muscle Rolling) or the epidermis (Skin Rolling).
Lifting (Pick up and Squeeze): Lifting is similar to kneading, but therapists apply the compression movements with their both palms, it performs with the thumb, index, and middle fingers.
Therapists should not give Swedish massage to patients with the following physical disorders or conditions:
- nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.
- broken bones, fractures , dislocations, or severe sprains.
- contagious diseases.
- open or unhealed sores or wounds.
- Inflamed body areas, swollen or bruised.
- varicose veins.
- recent surgery.
- torn ligaments, tendons, or muscles.
- high blood pressure or heart problems.
- kidney disease.
In short, massage may be a way for you to feel better physically, mentally, and emotionally. Experiment with different types of massage and with different massage therapists to find the type and provider that is most ideal for you.
Let your massage therapist know if you have any particular pain points as well as medical conditions. Your massage will last either 60 or 90 minutes depending on what you’ve chosen.