Swedish massage, sometimes called Holistic or Relaxation massage is charactorised by a lighter slow, long gliding strokes towards the heart. It both calms the nerves and relaxes muscles. It is a gentle type of massage, often chosen by those new to the experience of massage.
The benefits of Swedish massage include: Reduction in headaches and stress allied with the release of endorphines to improve your mood. Furthermore, increased energy and improved blood circulation lead to more nutrient rich blood flow to your muscles and organs. Finally a sense of wellbeing helps to improve posture and promote more flexible muscles.