Having to deal with chronic pain issues can cause a lot of stress. Living each day with a lot of stress can negatively affect the quality of life. What if you could do something about both of these issues simultaneously with the same treatment option? Well, the good news is that you can do exactly that.

Most moderate pain issues are caused by muscle and soft tissue issues in the back, neck, and soft tissues of joints. Stress can also cause a lot of pain when it causes the body to tense up, subsequently creating trigger points (knots) that cause muscle strain with pain. Swedish massage therapy is a massage treatment option that largely focuses on relaxing the patient/client to help create a better quality of life. At the same time, physical therapists will use this option to address some kinds of pain issues.

For your benefit, the following discussion is going to focus on defining Swedish massage therapy and the many health benefits that it offers.

What is Swedish Massage Therapy?

For the most part, Swedish massage therapy holds a place as the most common form of relaxation massage. It’s no small thing that some experts claim that at the core of many other massage therapy techniques is Swedish massage therapy.

The technique is rather simple to explain. A massage therapist will use their hands to massage muscles throughout the body. That could include from “head to toe” for relaxation. In terms of addressing pain issues, the massage technique would be applied to a specific area where muscle pain or injury is evident. That would entail a therapist would use massage variations such as friction, gliding strokes, and kneading.

The Benefits of Swedish Massage Therapy

Since Swedish massage therapy is generally considered the most common and popular massage therapy technique, it is fair to ask what kinds of benefits the process offers. In fact, there are quite a few ways you can benefit from this massage therapy technique.

As a case in point, we would like to offer you information regarding the following eight (8) reasons you should consider using this massage therapy technique.

1. Treating Back, Neck, and Shoulder Pain

In some way, all massage therapy techniques will help reduce pain. That does include Swedish massage therapy. The primary sources of pain are injured soft tissues and strained muscles in the back and neck. The best solutions for pain are muscle relaxation and increased blood flow throughout the body. That is exactly what patients/clients can expect to get when they see a Swedish massage therapist for the purpose of getting temporary pain relief.

2. Relief of Stress and Anxiety

All of us lead busy lives that are full of responsibilities we have to handle. When we reach the point where we are overwhelmed by what’s going on in our lives, the results are usually an increase in stress levels and anxiety.

If you have been experiencing these kinds of issues, you might get the feeling your muscles are tense, making you feel uncomfortable. A good Swedish massage over a large portion of your body is exactly what a doctor would order for muscle relaxation, and hence, less anxiety and stress.

3. Improve the Body’s Immunity System

The primary catalysts for the immune system are red and white blood cells. Without an adequate supply of these blood cells flowing throughout the body, viruses and bacteria are free to wreak havoc on an individual’s health.

If you need more blood cells flowing through your body, it should make sense that you would want to employ treatments that would make that happen. Since Swedish massage therapy works to relax muscles, which increases blood flow, it’s easy to see how your immune system would improve after said treatments.

4. Lowering Heart Rate and Blood Pressure

As muscle stress restricts the flow of blood through the body, the heart is forced to beat faster and harder to deliver blood throughout the body. After going through a series of Swedish massage therapy, muscles will relax, resulting in higher levels of bloodletting. That affords the heart a chance to relax a little, lowering blood pressure in the process.

5. Improve the Quality of Sleep

You likely know how difficult it is to sleep when you feel anxious and stressed. We have already established effective Swedish massage therapy for lowering anxiety and stress levels. If you are better able to relax, your sleep should improve.

6. Treating Psychological Issues Like Depression

While there are a lot of things that can contribute to feelings of depression, it’s clear that stress will usually contribute to the increase in depression. Once again, lowering stress levels and a better flow of blood throughout the body should help with picking up your spirits and lowering depression levels.

7. Improve Energy Levels

If you go through each day feeling lethargic, it’s probably hard for you to summon the motivation and energy to get things done that need to be done. As you relax more and sleep better, one of the positive consequences of these improvements should be higher energy levels.

8. Improve the Overall Quality of Life

The secret to having a good quality of life is very simple. If you feel good and productive, your life will likely be of higher quality. Frequent Swedish massages can play a role in keeping you feeling good.

If you are interested in our Swedish massage therapy option for pain relief or any of the other aforementioned benefits, you would like to extend you an invitation to contact us or book an appointment online.