Thursday, April 18, 2013
Swedish Massage Explained
Most of us have heard the term “Swedish Massage,” but probably most do not know it's origin, or how beneficial it can actually be. Swedish physiologist, Per Henrik Ling, pioneered both Swedish massage, and physical therapy at the University of Stockholm in the early 19th century. Ling developed a system called “Medical Gymnastics” which incorporated movements performed by a professional therapist. This technique was brought to the United States in 1858, and is known as Swedish massage.
Swedish massage is now the most common and probably best known massage technique in the west. But how exactly can it benefit you? Swedish massage involves the massage therapist using certain massage strokes to relieve muscle pain. Depending on your own individual needs, a professionally trained Swedish massage therapist, can either use slow and gentle techniques, or vigorous, and bracing. A professionally trained Swedish massage therapist will first work to relax the muscles, and prepare them for deeper strokes or “deep tissue” therapy. Normally an experienced Swedish massage therapist will require about 50 to 60 minutes of your time to ensure you get the most benefit from this technique.
Blue Pacific Massage and Body Works, is a professional massage therapy business located in Hesperia, California. Owner/operator Terree Nelson, is a highly qualified, and trained CMT, certified massage therapist. Trained in a wide variety of massage styles, and techniques, Terree's focus is on the wellness, and health of her clients. A professional Swedish massage therapist, among many other styles, Terree explains the entire process to each and every client, and takes the time to find every area that requires work.
Keeping to the correct Swedish massage technique, Terree first lubricates the skin with massage oil, and performs a variety of massage strokes to warm up the muscle tissue, release tension, and gradually break up any muscle “knots.” Among the many benefits of Swedish massage, this technique also promotes relaxation. It is always highly advised to inform Terree of any injuries, or conditions you are suffering. Unlike many other massage therapists, Terree communicates throughout the entire massage, to ensure you are completely comfortable, and to discuss any degree of discomfort you may be feeling.
If you are someone who requires deeper massage work, and can tolerate more pressure, and even moments of discomfort to get relief from muscle pain, then discuss with Terree how a Swedish massage can benefit you.
You can call Blue Pacific Massage and Body Works on, (760) 680 7910 to arrange an appointment, and to also discuss your specific needs. Terree can even design a personalized massage, and wellness program, just for you.
Treat yourself today, with a professional massage from
Blue Pacific Massage and Body Works. You deserve it!