Swedish massage is one of the most common forms of massage, but what is a Swedish massage and why is it so popular?

Swedish massage is popular for a reason — it’s one of the most relaxing and revitalising forms of massage in the world. But it’s not as simple as a quick back rub — professional massage therapists are highly skilled and have developed a variety of techniques to provide the ultimate relaxation experience.

What Is a Swedish Massage?

Widely renowned for its incredibly therapeutic effects, a Swedish massage encompasses a variety of traditional techniques to relieve muscle tension, provide relaxation and leave you feeling completely rejuvenated.

Massage therapists trained in this kind of massage will use different parts of their hands to knead the muscles and soft tissues, gently loosening any muscle knots and removing any built-up tension in the body. If you’re prone to stiff or sore joints, they’ll also incorporate joint movements to help improve flexibility. Expert masseuses will also use soft tapping techniques as part of the massage, delicately working the top layer of your muscles to improve circulation and further release any tension.

How Long Does a Swedish Massage Last?

A typical Swedish massage session will last at least an hour. This will give you plenty of time with your massage therapist, allowing you to fully unwind as the masseuse works on different areas of your body. Of course, you’re not limited to a one-hour session — at London Tantric, you can book your session for an extra hour to indulge yourself and make the mind-blowing experience last even longer. 

Why Should You Get a Swedish Massage?

There are numerous benefits to getting this kind of massage. Some are more obvious and purely physiological, while some of the more subtle benefits can go a long way in improving your psychological well-being, too. Swedish massage can:

Relieve aches and pains:

If you struggle with achy muscles or joint pain, a Swedish massage can help relieve discomfort. Your masseuse will softly work your muscles, encouraging greater blood flow to specific areas helping your muscles heal and replenish. The kneading techniques used by professional therapists will help your body remove toxins contributing to muscle soreness.

Increase flexibility and mobility:

No matter your age or how active you are, regular massages can help you stay supple throughout your life. You’ll be able to ward off any potential injuries and feel better in your body after a massage with one of our exceptionally talented ladies. After one of our special massages, you’ll feel like you can take on any challenge.

Improve your immune system:

By helping you relax, a Swedish massage will lower the levels of cortisol you produce. Commonly referred to as the “stress hormone”, cortisol can not only make you feel stressed and anxious, but it can also wear you down and make you unwell. By reducing the levels of cortisol production through massage, your immune system will become stronger, making you less likely to get ill and allowing you to spend more time on the important things in life.

Boost your lymphatic system:

Massage will also help to increase lymphatic flow, which can further help improve your immune system. Your lymphatic system is responsible for protecting you from infections and diseases, so massaging areas where lymph nodes are present will promote steady lymphatic flow.

Reduce stress:

Stress can cause tension all over the body, from metaphorical knots in your stomach to tense muscles in your neck and back. We often don’t realise we’re carrying this tension around with us, making it all the more critical to address any underlying issues before they become problematic — causing tension headaches and a myriad of other issues. Not only will a massage remove the tension in your muscles, but the serene and peaceful environment created by one of our beautiful and intuitive masseuses will also give you complete mental clarity.

Booking a Swedish Massage

If you’re looking for the perfect way to unwind, look no further than a London Tantric Swedish massage. Our gorgeous masseuses will indulge you, allowing you to achieve the ultimate relaxation. Their knowledgeable and caring hands will be able to find any areas of tension and ease you into a state of complete relaxation. Their beauty and their skill will completely blow your mind, so why not explore the benefits of a Swedish massage with London Tantric today?

Are you looking for the perfect way to relax? Get in touch with us about our incredible massage services; they’re guaranteed to give you the ultimate satisfaction.