Swedish Massage therapy is a physical modality aimed at supporting an individual’s ability to experience increasing levels of health and wellness through muscle manipulation, stretching, and palpation. Swedish massage incorporates long gliding strokes, kneading, cross fiber friction, tapping, and shaking motions to release constricted muscle tissue. Originally developed and popularized by Swedish physical education pioneer Pehr Henrik Ling, Swedish massage is one of the most widely recognized forms of massage therapy in the United States today.
Favored for it’s gentle, soothing movements, Swedish massage is ideal for individuals who prefer a massage that involves the use of lighter pressure. Due to it’s nurturing nature, Swedish massage is also ideal for individuals experiencing moderate chronic pain, muscle weakness, or fragility in bones and joints. This dynamic modality promotes a deep connection to self and restoration of the parasympathetic nervous system.
The primary purpose of Swedish massage therapy is to support an individual’s ability to experience any or all of the following:
- Relief of physical aches and pains
- Healing after injury
- Balance within the nervous system
- Relief from stress
- Increased range of motion
- Recovery after travel
- Increased circulation
- Health in Lymphatic System
What are the knots I feel in my muscles?
The tension and muscular knots we experience are adhesions in the fascia, the layers of tissue that make up and wrap all of our muscles. Adhesions can develop for many reasons including buildup of metabolic waste in a muscle, trauma to the muscle from injury or repetitive stress, and suppression of emotions. In massage sessions Jeremy uses various massage and energetic techniques to free the bound fascia, increase range of motion and encourage relaxation.