When you think of traditional massage, Swedish Massage is usually the first to come to mind. Using a combination of slow, long strokes towards the heart, Swedish Massage improves circulation and relaxes superficial muscles.
Today, Swedish Massage is the best known type of bodywork available. While most patients rely on the modality for overall relaxation, there are even more benefits of Swedish Massage with a highly trained massage therapist. Swedish Massage benefits the total body by increasing levels of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, and improving circulation and flexibility.
In 2012, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine conducted a very exciting study on Swedish Massage, also published in the New York Times. They found that volunteers who received a 45-minute Swedish Massage experienced significant decreases in levels of the stress hormone cortisol. They also had increases in the number of lymphocytes, a vital player in the immune system. The Mayo Clinic has stated that massage also helps maintain stable blood pressure, relieves stiffness and pain, and even helps with anxiety and depression.
Total Body Chiropractic & Massage in Bend, Oregon is your most trusted source for Swedish Massage. Our licensed massage therapists will choose the best, most effective techniques for your total body health. Whether it’s for relaxation or deeper health and wellness benefits, make your massage appointment and let us help you be your best self.