The father of Swedish massage Per Henrik Ling (1776-1839) physiologist and gymnastics instructor combined moves and massage to help with muscle tension, circulation, range of motion and relaxation. Johann Mezger (1839-1909) brought massage into rehabilitation and named the strokes currently used today. Swedish massage was brought to America in 1856 by George & Charles Taylor awakening the interest of benefits of massage within medical community.
The Swedish Massage is perfect for those seeking improved blood flow. Often the stress of everyday life will cause reduced blood flow to the muscles, leaving them tense and tight. Techniques used in the Swedish Massage release toxins from muscles in order to increase regular blood flow circulation and further sooth aching muscles. Swedish Massage is practiced on clients on a massage table where massage techniques are performed with use of lotion or oil. The client will be lying on their back, stomach or on side, undressed to their comfort level and safely draped with sheets.
Benefits of Swedish Massage include:
- Supply nutrients and oxygen to muscles
- Increase of range of motion
- Elimination of waste and toxins
- Reduce insomnia
- Eliminate scar tissue
- Helps to tone muscle and soften tissue
- Aids nervous system
- Increases blood flow
- Relaxation and helps release emotional energy and many other benefits
In most cases massage is considered an eligible expense for your FSA or HSA account.
What Our Clients Say
My first experience at Massage Vida has been with Sean. I had specific problems that I wanted him to address. Because of his experience and knowledge of different types of massage, he has been successful at targeting exactly what my body needs to be pain free. I am a very happy client and highly recommend him as an excellent masseuse. – Rena Z.