A spa is the first thing that comes to mind when you think about relaxing or unwinding. The great feeling of the motion of hands through the pressure points, your nerves relaxing, blood rushing through your body and the tension slowly slipping away when the massage therapist gently glides her hands on your sore muscles, all feels relaxing doesn’t it!
Traditional massages are known to be more beneficial for your health. Compared to a Shiatsu massage, a Swedish massage is more about softening the tension on your muscles, joints, and connective tissues. In a Swedish massage, the masseuse may use the entire flat surface of the palm to get through the various parts of your body or use the fingertips to reach the pressure points and to relax them. The combination of kneading and hand movements relaxes the muscles, eases away stiffness, loosens the joints and also helps in emotional aspects like stress, depression, anxiety and so on.
Before getting a Swedish massage, let’s look at how it benefits your body and mind.