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Swedish massage

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Why choose this style of massage?

The primary aim of this massage is to release muscle tension and stiffness. As with most classical massages, it stimulates blood circulation as well as the nervous system and has relaxing effects on a psychological level.

5 different techniques are used in this massage: effleurage, kneading, friction, percussion and vibration.

Partial or full body massage?

The Swedish massage can involve the whole body or just part thereof. I offer two massage durations: 60 min or 90 min targeting different areas according to your needs. 

60 min massage: 

The 60 min massage starts with a base to be massaged: back, neck and shoulders. Then you have the choice between legs and feet or arms and hands then head and face or stomach and head. 
 

On a complete 90 min treatment you have your back, shoulders and neck, legs, feet, stomach, arms, hands, head and face massaged. If desired, I can emphasize one part and skip another (eg: stay longer on the back and skip the stomach.) 

The origins of Swedish massage

In 1797, Pehr Henrik Ling, a Swede, became friends with a Chinese man who taught him various training techniques from martial arts as well as the practice of Tui Na (a massage that comes from Chinese medicine). These techniques help him progress and make a name for himself in his sport, fencing. 

After several years as a fencing and fitness instructor, and then returning to medical studies, Pehr Ling developed a standard massage system that would later become known as "Swedish Massage."

5 different techniques are used in this massage: effleurage, kneading, friction, percussion and vibration

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