Grantham Physiotherapy Practice


Swedish Massage

Swedish Body Massage promotes relaxation, eases muscle tension and creates other health benefits. The five main techniques used in Swedish Body Massage - stroking and gliding, kneading, rubbing, tapping or "pounding" and vibration - are probably what spring to mind when you think about a typical massage. They are designed to improve your circulation, soothe your muscles and make you more relaxed. Swedish Body Massage uses softer strokes on the bonier and more delicate parts of the body, and stronger strokes where there is thicker muscle coverage. This sensitivity to pressure makes it ideal for relaxation.

Besides the calming benefits, Swedish massage is thought to be good for:

  • Easing muscular strain by flushing out toxins
  • Improving circulation by increasing oxygen flow in the blood
  • Helping to keep ligaments and tendons supple
  • Reducing emotional and physical stress.

Most of us experience stress in varying levels on a day-to-day basis. Stress is not good for the health because it makes our muscles tense and bunch up which can cause pain and make us feel unwell. Massage can reduce the symptoms of stress, enhancing the body’s health and rejuvenating the body.

Sports and Swedish massage is delivered by Graham Spencer and Cheryl Sheard.

For an appointment telephone 01476 593778