Swedish Massage

This European massage technique was developed in the late 18th century by a Swedish fencing master. It combines various techniques including stroking, kneading, manipulation and tapping of muscle tissue. One of the primary goals of Swedish massage is to speed the venous return of unoxygenated and toxic blood from the extremities and to shorten recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the tissues of lactic acid, uric acid and other metabolic wastes. It increases circulation without increasing heart load in order to relax muscles and improve overall circulation.