Massage types

Swedish Massage in Chicago

Swedish Contribution to Massage Therapy

Swedish massage is the most popular and frequently asked type of massage by Massage Therapy Chicago customers. As the name indicates it is developed in Sweden by Henri Peter Ling in 1812. It is an interesting fact that many of the well known therapies today such as sport massage, deep tissue, aromatherapy and others use techniques that originate from Swedish massage.

This therapy is beneficial in increasing the oxygen levels in blood, removing the toxins, improving circulation and flexibility, decreasing stress.

During Swedish massage, your body is covered with oil to ensure smooth, gliding strokes in direction of the blood returning path to the heart. Kneading, friction, stretching and tapping are used so your entire body could relax.