About Technique

Swedish techniques usually include long languid strokes known as effleurage, kneading type strokes that lift and grasp the soft tissue known as petrissage, tapotement that involves percussive type movements across the soft tissue in which both hands are used in a swift drumming fashion, and also light friction type strokes that work the superficial soft tissue of the body. Swedish massage is beneficial from the standpoint of increasing the circulation of blood and lymphatic fluid in the body. Also, depending on the methods being used, it can reduce joint stiffness and increase range of motion.