Swedish massage is one of the most commonly known forms of massage uses five styles of long, flowing strokes to massage. The five basic strokes are effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber) and vibration/shaking.
Benefits of Swedish massage
- Reduces pain
- Reduces stress
- Enhances the immune system
- Reduces or eliminates fatigue
- Reduces joint stiffness
- Improving function in patients with osteoarthritis