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Swedish Massage


Swedish Massage is the most traditional of all techniques and is taught to all massage therapy students. It consists of a combination of five basic strokes - effleurage, petrissage, friction, tapotement and vibration which are used to facilitate circulation and relaxation. The client, covered with a sheet, lays on a massage table. Only the area of the body being worked on is exposed.

Good for:

Chronic pain, constipation, hyperactivity, low back pain, migraines, neck pain, nervous disorders, poor concentration, poor flexibility, premenstrual syndrome, relaxation and stimulation of blood and lymph flow.

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