Benefits of Swedish Massage
Many of us don’t make the time for stress busting relaxing treatments and it isn’t until there’s an opportunity to unwind, chill-out and experience a little ‘me’ time do we realise how much tension can be lifted in just a short time with just a 15 minute back, neck and shoulder massage. But, did you realise that the benefits of a Swedish massage doesn’t stop at relaxation?
We are all under pressure to get things done in our daily routine from work to family and household chores and it isn’t until we have a little relaxation time do we realise that we have been living in a bubble of tension brought on by our lifestyle.
Top Sante lifestyle magazine has recently reported in June 2015 that massage is not only good for relaxation but for circulation too. Author of the Natural Health Bible for Women, Dr. Marilyn Glenville who’s has contributed information to the magazine states ‘ Massage also helps to remove any congestion in the muscles and tissues, letting the blood flow more efficiently.’ The magazine goes on to report that a 2010 American study found that a 45-minute Swedish massage increased the numbers of lymphocytes that’s the bodies B and T cells that boost the immune system.
Swedish massage is the most commonly used form of massage. Unlike deep tissue massage, it is non-aggressive and uses passive movements generally in the direction of the heart. It is used more for relaxation, muscular tension alleviation and improvement to the circulation to assist with flushing-out toxins from the body. It has also been used to help with depression by lifting hormone levels to reduce stress.
Marilyn Glenville’s, Natural health Bible for Women – www.marilynglenville.com
2010 report from the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine on the Swedish massage study http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3419840/
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