A Swedish doctor named Per Henrik Ling developed the Swedish massage in the 1700s.
The term Swedish massage refers to a variety of techniques specifically designed to relax muscles by applying pressure to them against deeper muscles and bones and rubbing in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart.
The main purpose of Swedish massage is to increase oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles strained by flushing the tissues of Lactic Acid, uric acid and other metabolic waste.
It increases circulation without increasing the heart load.
It stretches the ligament and tendons keeping them supple and pliable.
Swedish massage also stimulates the skin and nervous system and soothes the nerves themselves at the same time
It reduces stress both emotional and physical and is suggested in a regular program for stress management.