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RMT Swedish Massage

25 Mar

If you are looking for a full-body relaxational massage treatment then Swedish Massage is for you. This form of therapy is known as “the best-known type of bodywork performed today”, with the primary goal of the technique focusing on relaxing the entire body.

In your appointment your Registered Massage Therapists will perform this treatment by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart.

Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation and has been prove to be exceptionally beneficial for increasing the levels of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving your body’s circulation and flexibility, all while easing tension.

An article in the New York Times (Regimens: Massage Benefits Are More Than Skin Deep) reported on a research study (Study Examines the Effects of Swedish Massage Therapy on Hormones, Immune Function) involving volunteers who had a 45-minute Swedish massage. The research found that:

“Volunteers who received Swedish massage experienced significant decreases in levels of the stress hormone cortisol in blood and saliva, and in arginine vasopressin, a hormone that can lead to increases in cortisol. They also had increases in the number of lymphocytes, white blood cells that are part of the immune system.
Volunteers who had the light massage experienced greater increases in oxytocin, a hormone associated with contentment, than the Swedish massage group, and bigger decreases in adrenal corticotropin hormone, which stimulates the adrenal glands to release cortisol.

What is Swedish Massage Therapy?

The most common Swedish Massage Therapy techniques include circular pressure that is applied by the hands and palms, firm kneading, percussion-like tapping, bending, along with stretching.

Before your treatment, as well as during your session, it is always important to communicate with your Registered Massage Therapist. Open communication will help ensure that your therapist can customize your treatment to your specific needs.

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