Stress, anxiety, and muscular pain can dramatically restrict anyone’s lifestyle and can negatively affect their overall health. Massage therapy is a great way to maintain your livelihood and aid against these factors . Below is a list of research studies conducted by the AMTA on the benefits of massage therapy, which gives strong evidence on why including massage can help benefit your health and wellness.
Swedish massage is a gentle type of full-body massage that’s ideal for people who:
- are new to massage
- have a lot of tension
- are sensitive to touch
It can help release muscle knots, and it’s also a good choice for when you want to fully relax during a massage.
For this massage, you’ll undress to your comfort level. You’ll be covered with a sheet while lying on the massage table. The massage therapist will move the sheet to uncover areas that they are actively working on.
The massage therapist will use a combination of:
- long, flowing strokes in the direction of the heart
- deep circular motions
- vibration and tapping
- passive joint movement techniques