what is swedish massage?

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The "Swedish movement cure", as it was introduced in the United States in 1858, was developed by a Swedish physiologist, Henri Peter Ling at the University of Stockholm in 1812. Swedish massage is the most commonly offered and best known type of therapeutic massage. Think of it as your typical spa massage.  Swedish massage is the foundation for other types of Western therapies, including sports massage, deep tissue massage and aromatherapy. French names were adopted to describe basic strokes: effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber) and vibration/shaking. Sounds like fun already, right?

is Swedish massage for me?
Done correctly, a gentle session goes a long way to improving circulation, easing muscle aches and joint stiffness and creating overall relaxation. That said, we take this soothing style quite seriously. Our Mochi Swedish therapeutic massage is based on a concept deeply ingrained in the Swedish psyche - one of lagom [lag-ohm], which refers to to an undefined state between extremes, such as "not too much, not too little", or "just right." (1) Should you be new to bodywork, or in need of a gentle, soothing therapeutic massage session - Swedish massage could be lagom for you.