One of the best known and most popular types of therapeutic massage in the world is the Swedish massage. We all know that massage has many amazing health benefits, but what is it that makes Swedish massage so special? Let's take a look at what sets this type of massage therapy apart from all the rest.
Swedish massage incorporates several different types of massage strokes. One of these is effleurage, which is a long stroking motion that follows the direction of blood flow towards the heart. This stimulates circulation, increasing the number of nutrients and oxygen delivered to various parts of your body as well as aiding the body in the removal of toxins. Increasing blood flow and toxin removal assist every system in the body.
Effective Drug-Free Pain Management
By relaxing muscle tension and increasing circulation Swedish massage can be a very effective pain management option. Discuss your pain points with your massage therapist so that they can target your problem areas without causing you more pain. The best part about incorporating massage into your pain management plan is that it is natural and without harmful side effects, wonderful news for those suffering from many chronic pain conditions.
Speeds Healing of Muscle Injuries
Swedish massage helps to shorten the healing time for muscle and soft tissue injuries by reducing tension and increasing circulation, bringing your tissues the nutrients they need to heal. The friction created by kneading the muscles can also help to prevent and break up muscle adhesions, or painful "knots" in the muscles.
Increased Range of Motion
Tense muscles decrease your flexibility. By relieving this muscle tension through massage you can greatly increase your range of motion. Couple it with regular stretching exercises to decrease the risk of many exercises and sports-related injuries.
Swedish massage is the ultimate in stress reduction. The peaceful environment at Teddie Kossof and the careful attention to releasing tension throughout your body helps to calm your mind and reduce the number of stress hormones in your body. Reduced stress levels provide even more health benefits such as relieving and preventing tension headaches, increased energy, and better quality of sleep.
Boosts Immune Function
It's a well-known fact that high-stress levels have a negative impact on your immune system. By using Swedish massage to reduce your stress levels you'll also be giving your immune system a boost. Swedish massage also helps improve immune system function by increasing the circulation of blood and lymph (an important part of your immune system) throughout your body to help fight off infections.
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Interested in our exclusive massage club program? You can get a 60 min Swedish Massage for $49/mo! To inquire about our membership, send us a message, or you can text or call us at (847) 999-9500.
Swedish massage is so much more than just a way to treat yourself to a bit of pampering. It also provides health-boosting physical and mental health benefits that we all need. Come see the well-trained massage therapists at Teddie Kossof, and find out for yourself just what makes Swedish massage so special. Give us a call at (847) 999-9500 to schedule your Swedish massage session or use our online booking tool. Download our free mobile app from iTunes or Google Play to manage appointments from your mobile device. You will find us at 281 North Waukegan Road in Northfield, IL.