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Swedish Massage

The Swedish massage is the most common massage that you will find in the Western World, it has set the foundations for many other types of massage in the west as well being one of the best practised massages in the world itself. Below you can learn more about the Swedish massage, where is originated from and much more.

How did it start?

In the early 19th century the Swedish physiologist Pehr Henrik Ling created the Swedish massage which in Sweden is known as the “Classic Massage”. Although it wasn’t created just there and then, it took another man called Johan Mezger who successfully mastered this massage into what we know today as the Swedish massage. Although you might think this massage is old there are more Chinese massages which are much older.

How is the Swedish Massage Performed?

Usually you can get this massage for 50-90 minutes and if it is your first time then this is always a good massage to start off with. The Swedish massage starts with slow and gentle strokes of the body but beforehand they lubricate your skin with massage oils, then you can expect what you receive in the basic techniques for these massages: friction, vibration, Swedish gymnastic and much more that you can expect from this kind of massage. A professional image of a Swedish massage

What are the benefits from having this kind of massage?

Not only does this massage calm you like most do but it has quite a few healthy benefits for you as well as helping improve certain bodily functions. This massage has been known to relieve depression, improve blood circulation, relieve pain, and ease muscle spasms and also helps with managing arthritis and sciatica. With all of these benefits of having such a massage, why would you turn it down? If you do have any doubts about this massage or if you’re unsure if it is healthy for you then speak to a medical professional before booking this type of massage, and any type of massage.


One note that might put some people off this type of massage is that during a Swedish massage you are generally naked, either face down or up with a towel over your private areas. However if the nudity is something you don’t wish then you can always keep your underwear on.