The Healthy and Relaxing power of Swedish Massage

Cambridge - ukSwedish massage is one of the best-known and most common type of massage in the United Kingdom. The Swedish massage technique aim at relaxing the full body and increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, the circulation and flexibility of the muscles, decreasing  toxins and  easing tensions.

Recent studies, published in The New York Times and conducted by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, demonstrated that people who received a 45-minute Swedish massage obtained an increase in the number of  immune cells and white blood cells (lymphocytes) that are part of the immune system, and a decrease in the arginine vasopressin hormone which control the level of cortisol, the stress hormone.

Swedish massages can be bracing and vigorous or gentle and slow, depending on the therapist’s style or on the patient needs. Indeed, another form of Swedish massage, called “Deep Tissue Massage Therapy Technique”, is a deep tissue massage which works more on pressure, to help relief from muscle pain. Swedish massages must be  performed by licensed and well trained massage therapists as shown in the video above.

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