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LEARN MORE ABOUT SWEDISH MASSAGE
What is Swedish massage?
Swedish massage involves long, kneading strokes combined with rhythmic tapping strokes and movement of the joints.
This type of massage targets the uppermost layer of muscles and aims to relieve muscle tension - which all of our Gladstone Massage therapists can do (Rebate and Non rebate available)
What does a Swedish massage involve?
Before the massage begins, your Gladstone Massage therapist will talk to you about your health and lifestyle. They will ask you to lie on the massage table and the therapist will cover you with towels to protect your privacy and to keep you warm. They will use creams or oils to help them to massage your skin smoothly.
The four most common strokes used in Swedish massage at Gladstone massage are:
- Effleurage: smooth, gliding strokes to relax soft tissue
- Petrissage: squeezing, rolling, or kneading
- Friction: deep, circular movements to increase blood flow and break down scar tissue
- Tapotement: tapping with cupped hands, fingers, or the edge of the hand
The health benefits of Swedish massage
Many people use Swedish massage just to relax. It can also be used to help with physical conditions and has been shown to help relieve pain, stress and muscle tension. Sports people may have a Swedish massage before they compete to help them perform at their best. However there are better treatment styles depending on the sport - check out Sports Massage at Gladstone Massage.
Swedish massage can also be used to help people cope better with illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, stomach problems, fibromyalgia and lower back pain. If you plan to use Swedish massage for any health condition, talk to your doctor first.
Traditional Swedish massage, “classical massage,” consists mainly of long strokes over oiled skin and kneading of the outer layers of muscle tissue to reduce stress and soothe sore joints and muscles. Swedish massage relaxes the nervous system, aids circulation, and helps with detoxification.
The Swedish body massage has become the most common massage practice in the West, and the one that’s associated with that quintessential massage blissfulness. That’s because of the soothing strokes and gentle kneading, which are meant to relax, not stimulate, the body.
Studies have shown that Swedish massage reduces stress, promotes health, and prevents injuries. At most spas, Swedish massage is the most popular treatment, and it’s for good reason. It helps jangled nerves and releases neck knots without being too demanding of the spa-goer.
Our Gladstone Massage remedial therapists listen to you and what your unique needs are before each consult, therefore your treatment may require different massage techniques based on your unique requirement, which will be selected with your clinical examination and applied in a way that suits you.
Requirements for benefit payment of remedial massage services at Gladstone Massage will attract a Medibank (Private Health) benefit only if services are provided to patients with an eligible Medibank (Private Health) cover and by a therapist that’s recognised by Medibank (Private Health) and has a current Medibank (Private Health) provider number. Services delivered to patients with an eligible Medibank (Private Health) cover but by therapists that aren’t recognised by Medibank (Private Health) will not will not will not attract any benefit payment. Should Medibank (Private Health) investigate a provider and discover benefits have been paid for services delivered to a Medibank (Private Health) patient by a non-recognised provider, then recoveries of those monies will be sought as well as exploring what course of action will be taken to prevent future occurrences.