Swedish massage and traditional massage
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Difference between Swedish massage and traditional massage

Well-being is a fundamental element in the life of every human being. Feeling good helps us to perform optimally in our day-to-day life, this is no secret. When factors such as stress or working under pressure affect us, it is not bad to look for alternatives such as a good massage. Have you ever heard about Swedish massage?

Is there any significance to Swedish massage? Well, beyond being one of the many existing types of massage, it can be said that it is one focused on long and slow movements. Experts recommend Swedish massage to release muscle tension, stimulate blood circulation and relieve pain.

Would you like to learn more about this interesting relaxation method? Do you want to know the differences between Swedish massage therapy and a traditional massage? Read on carefully, we’ll tell you all about it from Salon Deauville.

Remember that we are experts in everything related to personal care, offering, in addition to massages, salon and spa services, laser treatments and much more. Anyway, let’s start with all the information about Swedish body massage.

Swedish massage vs. traditional massage, which one to choose?

Swedish massage vs. traditional massage

Earlier we mentioned superficially what a Swedish massage is. In essence, the definition of Swedish massage is that: a type of massage focused on soft tissues and muscles. Among the benefits of Swedish massage are soothing properties and balancing of the nervous system, which can lead to improved health with its results.

The techniques of Swedish massage are varied: soft and sliding movements, rubbing, small strokes and vibration. For these reasons, some people call it Swedish touch massage or Swedish relaxation massage. However, it is curious that in Sweden it is known only as a classical massage.

Compared to other different types of massage, it has similarities, but also differences. For example: Swedish massage and traditional massage are two popular types of therapeutic massage.  We have already mentioned the gentleness with which Swedish massage is performed, but on the other hand, traditional massage is intense and forceful.

That said, both help release tension, relieve stiffness in muscles, tendons and ligaments, reducing pain and improving your overall level of health. So, whichever one you choose, both are an excellent choice for a pleasant massage.

A Swedish massage session lasts between 60 and 90 minutes. The patient must lie down on the massage table, which is usually quite comfortable. Many people are concerned about undressing during the session, as it is like being exposed. However, it is not necessary to undress completely if you do not want to.

Also, towels are usually always provided, to work on specific areas. Anyway, the important thing is that if you are worried about something, you should not hesitate to say so. Once the massage has begun, the therapist will apply essential oils or lotions to suit your skin type.

What can you expect from a Swedish massage session?

As we have already said, the therapist will work on each specific area of your body with the techniques already mentioned. Some therapists like to play music during the session for a more pleasant relaxation. If you prefer not to have music playing in the background, feel free to say so, after all, the massage is for you.

A similar thing happens with conversation. Some therapists choose to have a conversation with patients during the session. This is up to the individual as well. If in your case you prefer to remain silent, you should also say so. The important thing is your well-being, above all else.

It is clear that Swedish massage is distinguished by the use of gentle, flowing movements that go deep into the muscles and soft tissues. Being more specific, it can help relax the whole body. In fact, experts recommend it to people with high levels of stress, if they suffer from constant migraines and even if they have major problems such as anxiety.

Another important benefit of Swedish massage is its ability to reduce pain. While traditional massages stimulate the entire body and can increase circulation in the treated area, Swedish massage is more specific.

After a while, you’re sure to feel quite relaxed and probably very sleepy. If so, it means that everything is going as it should. Just enjoy the moment, the idea is that you feel good.

Once the Swedish massage session is over, it may sound very metaphorical, but, for sure you will feel very refreshed and with new energy to go on with life. There is no doubt that you will feel more flexibility and agility in your body. Anyway, the important thing is that you live the experience, give yourself the opportunity to pamper yourself and give Swedish massage a try!

Looking for a good massage or personal care services? Come to Salon Deauville!

As you saw, Swedish massage is an excellent option to relax and pamper yourself. Don’t hesitate to try it, we assure you that you won’t regret it. We hope we have helped to solve your possible doubts with this article.

Have you been interested in experiencing this fabulous massage technique? We invite you to try it with Salon Deauville. You can schedule an appointment right now or contact us if you have any questions or comments. Remember that we have more massage options: traditional and prenatal, 

Remember that we are experts in everything related to personal care. Come visit us and try our makeup, waxing, manicure and pedicure services and much more. You can find us at 4048 Jean Talon Ouest, Montréal, Québec H4P 1V5. Check our opening hours in the contact section of our website (linked above). Visit our blog for more valuable information like this one.

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