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Swedish Massages – Truly Invigorating

  • Posted: November 13, 2019
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What comes to your mind when you think of a body massage? Lying down on a nice comfortable bed, draped in a towel, being massaged by a therapist who’s working their magic on your body?

If it is your first time getting a massage in Kochi, you can’t go wrong with our Swedish Massage package. This is our most requested massage therapy and for good reason!

History of Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage (also called “classic massage”) is one of the most widely recognized and commonly practised types of massages in the world. It was invented by Per Henrik Ling, a Swedish physical education pioneer, in the 1830s. After an injury in his elbow, he reportedly cured himself by gently tapping the muscles around the area. Today he is known as the father of physical therapy.

All of the techniques used today as part of the Swedish massage was later developed by a Dutch physician named Johan Georg Mezger. Mezger developed his own techniques inspired by those of Per Ling. It officially became known as Swedish Massage and slowly spread to the rest of the world.

Swedish Massages include the application of long strokes, friction, and kneading and tapping movements on the soft tissues of the body. The five basic strokes used in a Swedish Massage, developed by Mezger are effleurage, petrissage, tapotement, friction, and vibration.

  • Effleurage: long, smooth gliding strokes on the body. The therapist applies a light or a moderate pressure, gliding their hands over your body. Helps improve blood and lymphatic circulation.
  • Petrissage: this technique resembles the kneading of dough. The therapist will use their hands, fingers, and knuckles to apply pressure to certain points on your body. This helps release muscle tension and gives relief from muscle strain.
  • Tapotement: tapping administered by fingers, cupped hands, fists, or the edge of the palm. This technique is a favourite among people suffering from body aches, but it can get a bit too intense sometimes. If you feel the need to dial it down, let your therapist know.
  • Friction: the therapist applies pressure on the muscles using their weight. They might use their hands, fingers, thumbs, and/or the back of their forearms for this technique.
  • Vibration: the topmost layers of muscles are gently shaken with hands and fingers in this technique. This is designed to release muscle tension in smaller areas like face, near the shoulder blades, and along the spine.
Benefits of Swedish Massage

One of the primary goals of Swedish massage therapies is to give relief from muscle tension and stress. This massage can also increase oxygen levels in your body and is said to increase lymphatic circulation as well.

Swedish massages work wonders for people with muscle stiffness, back and neck pain. People sitting on office chairs for long hours and sleeping in awkward positions generally experience pain in their necks and lower back region.

Swedish massages also help calm you. It creates a sense of relaxation through improved blood and oxygen supply throughout your body. Masseurs will work on joints and other sensitive areas to increase blood circulation, which helps the skin flush out toxins. It is truly a rejuvenating experience.

What can you expect at Protone?

A typical Swedish massage involves your whole body. At Protone Day Spa – Kochi, our Swedish massage session also includes a head and neck massage routine, ensuring that the entire 60/90 minutes is spent well. Our masseurs are well-trained and professional. You don’t need to be nervous if it’s your first time getting a body massage. Talk to your therapist, get your doubts cleared. If at any point you feel uncomfortable, it is important to communicate it with your therapist. Swedish massages are an extremely invigorating experience and we cannot wait for you to try it.

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