Swedish Massage 

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Article by Claire Long

What is Swedish Massage?

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage techniques include: long strokes, kneading, friction, tapping, percussion, vibration, effleurage, and shaking motions. Swedish massage is primarily a relaxation style massage that can be enjoyed by all ages. 

The usual sequence of techniques are: Effleurage: Gliding strokes with the palms, thumbs and/or fingertips.

Other technique variations can include:

  •   Petrissage: Kneading movements with the hands, thumbs and/or fingers
  •   Friction: Circular pressures with the palms of hands, thumbs and/or fingers
  •   Vibration: Oscillatory movements that shake or vibrate the body
  •   Percussion: Brisk hacking or tapping
  •   Passive and active movements: Bending and stretching

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  • Last updated 19-Jan-2018 09:19 PM

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