Swedish Massage is the technique most widely offered when a client asks for “A massage”
You will find it enjoyable to perform, and it should earn you back your investment in training within two sessions. It is credited with creating effleurage and petrissage, plus other muscular techniques, so will set you up with other massage treatments, making learning easy.
The various massage techniques are designed to improve your circulation, soothe your muscles and make you feel more relaxed.
Swedish massage uses softer strokes on the bonier and more delicate parts of the body, and stronger strokes where there is thicker muscle coverage. This adjustment of pressure makes it an ideal massage for relaxation.
Besides the calming benefits, Swedish massage is thought to be good for:
easing muscular strain by flushing out toxins
improving circulation by increasing oxygen flow in the blood
helping to keep ligaments and tendons supple
reducing emotional and physical stress.
By offering Swedish Massage, you should greatly improve your client base, and in turn, build a strong foundation for your therapy business.