“In the midst of movement
keep stillness inside of you.”
~ Deepak Chopra
Swedish Massage (classic massage) is defined in large part by the original strokes that compose its method: effleurage (stroking), petrissage (kneading), and frictions (rubbing), with very light vibration. This technique is perfect for an individual looking for a wonderfully relaxing experience. On occasion some drift into a meditative, tranquil state during a session. Classic Massage aids in circulation, alleviates arthritic joint pressure, reduces physiological effects from stress, increases range of motion, and more.
“A study, published in the September 2010 issue of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, evaluated 53 medically and psychiatrically healthy adults, aged 18-45 years old. These participants were given 45 minutes of Swedish massage therapy versus a light touch control treatment. After just one session of Swedish massage therapy, adults experienced an increase in circulation of lymphocytes (improving the immune system) and a decrease in cortisol (aka the stress hormone), arginine-vasopressin (a hormone stimulating cortisol levels), and mitogen-stimulated levels of interleukin, which also improves the immune system as well as the nervous system and endocrine system.” www.massagetoday.com