Swedish Back Massage
You may wonder whether the Swedish massage really comes from Sweden. Unfortunately that is not the case. In Europe, the massage is usually referred to as “a classroom” massage, which was designed and described by a Dutch physician – John Georg Mezger. It consists of specific strokes including efflurage (sliding movements), petrissage (kneading movements), friction, vibration and percussion techniques. In addition, the massage includes passive and active joint movements, stretching and flexing of the joints (with our help, of course).
Swedish massage uses firm and light pressure on the muscles to produce long, gliding movements. This massage targets the muscles and improves their flexibility. It is very stimulating to the skin and helps to reduce emotional and physical tension in you back and body. In addition, while stimulating the nervous system, the massage improves oxygenation of the blood, which helps flush out any toxins or metabolic waste products that our bodies produce (such as lactic and uric acids).
Good to know!
- Discuss your complaints and wishes before the massage so that we can adapt them to your specific needs
- The 5 massage techniques as described by Mezger: effleurage, petrissage, friction, tapotement and vibration