A Swedish Massage is the most common and most popular massage requested by Music City Massage. Many people seek a Swedish Massage for relaxation and stress reduction. The therapist uses different techniques when giving a Swedish Massage that loosens up tight-sore muscles for great tension relief, mainly in the back, lower back, neck and shoulder areas. When getting a Swedish Massage the therapist goal is to promote relaxation. The therapist applies long, smooth gliding strokes called Effleurage used to relax soft tissue. A technique called Petrissage is also used where the therapist kneads, rolls and squeezes the muscle tissue with the right amount of pressure to promote circulation and stress reduction.
During a Swedish Massage the therapist will use a Friction and Tapotements techniques alongside Effleurage and Petrissage techniques for a more relaxing and therapeutic massage. All four techniques used together in combination will reach different layers of muscle and increase soft tissue blood flow and help reduce scar tissue. After a Swedish Massage many clients feel “massage drunk,” a term used when the client feels totally relaxed and a little light-headed but perfectly normal. A great choice of massage to de-stress and to rejuvenate the body and mind. Contact us today at Music City Massage for more information or to schedule your Swedish Massage. We look forward to meeting you.