This massage technique involves working and acting on the
body with manually applied pressure. The massage is applied with the hands,
fingers, elbows, knees or forearm.
The massage usually lasts 50 or 60-minutes and 75 or
90-minutes gives the therapist more time to work the muscle tissue and achieve
The skin is lubricated with massage oil. The movements warm
up the muscle tissue, releasing tension and gradually breaking up muscle
"knots" or adhered tissues, called adhesions.
Swedish massage can promote relaxation and well-being.