10 Benefits of Swedish Massage

Date:2023-1-19 Category:Swedish Massage Author:Antonia

The significant benefits of Swedish Massage make it clear that a regular massage regimen is more than a luxury, but indeed an important ingredient in the cultivation of physical and emotional well-being.  Maybe you just want a “relaxation” massage.  But know, that in your relaxation, you are also taking care of both your body and mind in fundamental yet important ways.

Relaxation

Swedish massage can help you relax, give you more energy, and may help after an injury. It both calms the nervous system and relaxes muscular tension.

Reduces Stress  

Many of us live demanding lives, both over-scheduled and over-worked.  Stress can manifest in the body with increased muscle tension and sometimes pain.  Stress can manifest in the mind with increased worry or anxiety. Swedish Massage helps to clear the body and mind of unwanted responses to stress. One other great benefit of reducing your stress with a Swedish massage is that the lower cortisol levels allow your immune system to grow stronger, meaning that you’re less likely to get sick and can spend more time doing the things you enjoy.

Increase Muscle Flexibility

Swedish Massage will elongate the muscles, open the joints and decrease swelling, all of which will ease movement and increase flexibility. It helps the rehabilitation for muscle injuries.

Improve Posture 

While postural imbalances have many sources, including overworked muscles due to repetitive strain, overcompensating muscles to ease stress on overworked muscles, prolonged sitting, or injury, Swedish Massage helps to ease the muscular holding that underlies postural imbalance.

Improve Blood Circulation 

Massage dilates the blood vessels and widens the membrane pores in the body, improving your body’s ability to deliver fresh blood to muscles and organs. It ​increases blood flow which means that your muscles are getting more nutrients and oxygen and that your body is removing toxins more efficiently.

Flush out Metabolic Byproducts.  

As massage stimulates circulation, it flushes out lactic acid and uric acid that build up in muscles due to overuse.

Increase Range of Motion

Swedish Massage, incorporating stretching and range of motion techniques, will open and lubricate the joints for increased range and more fluid motion.

Improve Healthy Immunity. Because Swedish Massage also encourages the flow of lymphatic fluid, it increases lymphocytes, immune cells that are produced in the lymph nodes.

Increase Nutrient Supply to Muscles.  By increasing circulation, Swedish Massage increases the blood supply and nutrients to the muscles.

Increases Energy.  Increased circulation also means more oxygen delivered through the body, resulting in a boost in energy.

  • Improve Sleep.  Studies show that getting a massage increases serotonin levels in the body, so you can fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.
  • Relieve Headaches.  Many headaches or migraines are a result of stress and/or poor circulation. Swedish Massage relieves the stress associated with tension headaches and improves circulation.