Swedish Massage vs. Deep Tissue Massage

Young beautiful woman having professional back massage in spa salon

Swedish massage therapy was invented in 1868 by Dutch doctor Johann Mezger, who applied French massage techniques at the time and came up with five techniques that he found to be most effective on his patients at the Gymnastic Institution in Amsterdam. These are: effleurage (long, gliding strokes), petrissage (kneading of the muscles), friction (firm, … Read more

5 Things You Need To Know About Swedish Massage

swedish massage therapy by a student

It might surprise you to know what Swedish massage didn’t originate in Sweden. Although a Swedish fencing instructor by the name of Per Henrik Ling has been attributed as the inventor of the massage, it was, in fact, a Dutch man named Johan Georg Mezger. Ling reportedly cured himself of elbow injuries by using percussion … Read more

Best Massages To Relieve COVID-19 Stress

According to research, massage helps to reduce cortisol and adrenaline levels, which allows our body to slow down and relax—melting away the tension. Massage directly affects and addresses our “sympathetic nervous system” which is what puts us into “fight or flight” mode, by activating the “parasympathetic nervous system” which is what helps us return to … Read more

What Does Swedish Massage Entail?

Swedish massage is one of the most popular types of massage that uses a hands-on technique to manipulate the muscles and aid in physical relaxation. It is different from deep-tissue massage as it targets superficial layers of the muscle making you feel more relaxed after the session. Swedish massage has been a great treatment for … Read more