Swedish massage is one of the most common massages in the world. In fact, when people think of massaging, they’re probably imagining some kind of variation of Swedish massage so much so that it’s sometimes called ‘classic’ massage. The Swedish massage is a type or a modality of a massage that aims to give you relaxation, or even sleep. The application of pressure and long strokes on the body ensures great blood circulation and the entanglement of tensed muscle fibers and thus promotes a feeling of relaxation as well as flexibility. And a good Swedish massage is one that involves the entire body.
Every great Swedish massage begins with the back. There are other cases where it begins at the stomach area but starting at the back seems to be more popular. Therapists use a well executed combination of long strokes, kneading and circular movements against the body, all of which take an ample amount of time to practice, more so to perfect. However, if you have concerns over specific parts of your body such as a tight neck or a lower back that’s feeling a bit uncomfortable, you can ask your therapist to concentrate on that area a little bit longer. All these techniques, along with passive joint movements, allow you to relax, promote blood circulation and even flush out the lymph nodes. Many massage spas even offer different kinds of intensities on the kind of Swedish massage they’re giving. Usually it’s light, medium or firm pressure and you can choose depending on your preference.
The benefits of a good Swedish massage don’t not end with just you feeling relaxed. A study published by New York Times from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine indicates that 45 minutes of Swedish massage can decrease the stress hormone called cortisol to significantly low levels. This also lowers arginine vasopressin which is a hormone that facilitates the increases of cortisol in the body. On top of all that, Swedish massages are also shown to increase lymphocytes or white blood cells; and as we all know, white blood cells are basically what constitutes our immune systems that keep us resistant from all manner of sickness. Overall, Swedish massages bring great benefits to the body and you are doing your body a great disservice if you haven’t tried this modality before. Swedish massages should basically be a fundamental human right at this point, but we digress.
At diVINE Spa, we have well-trained and friendly massage therapists who will be using aromatherapy and essential oils made with the finest natural ingredients to make sure you are well relaxed and energized to do the things that needed to be done in your life. Our staff members are approachable enough so you can communicate just how we can make your experience a bit better for you and by customizing your massages for your specific needs and preferences. If you wish to know more about what we can do for you, visit our online chat and talk to us or you can swing by our spa in downtown Naples, Florida. We hope to hear from you soon!