Swedish Massage Therapy

Swedish massage therapy is one of the most popular type of massage that people will ask for. This is because there are many health benefits and it will help them to relax after a stressful week of work. During this massage the therapist will use many techniques that will relax the muscles and a person’s mind.

While it is true that Swedish massage therapy was perfected and became a popular healing treatment in 1812 – but this was not when it was first invented. A form of the Swedish body massage was used by the Ancient Romans, Greeks, and Chinese. History shows that different types of massages (that included the Swedish massage) were used on people as early as the 3000 B.C. They believed that physical touch was a great method of healing.

During the 5th century B.C. Heradosis – a Greek physician – used oils and herbs and his student Hippocrates learned that combining these oils with certain physical movements could help to improve the body. The movement used during the Swedish body massage helped to relax the muscles, improve blood circulation, and to help the person to feel generally better overall.

Now a days the Swedish body massage is used by athletes to help relax their muscles so that they can be more versatile during their game and will not injure easily. Also many people will use this massage to help relive their bodies of stress.

Stress can cause our muscles to be taught – which can lead to other problems in our bodies. By relaxing our muscles we are releasing that tension and the whole of our bodies. This can also help to eliminate migraines and frequent headaches.