Many of us spend our workdays sitting at our desks hunched over our computers. By the end of the day, we are tired, with stiff necks, sore shoulders, and lower back pain. Being in pain and uncomfortable makes for a long day and sleepless nights. This not only affects our physical health but also our mental well-being. Changing our workspace such as with standing desks may relieve some of the discomforts, but for a more long-term holistic approach, massage therapy can help.
There are a variety of massage therapies with Swedish massage being the most common. Massage therapies, including Swedish massage, can help reduce pain, increase flexibility, and create a sense of overall relaxation.
The techniques used in Swedish massage include a combination of gentle, long kneading strokes, and light rhythmic tapping strokes combined with movements of the joints. These movements release tension in the top-most layer of muscles.
Swedish massage improves circulation and blood flow. It also reduces cortisol, stress producing the hormone, and increases serotonin, a naturally occurring feel-good chemical. This gives you an overall sense of relaxation, improved mood, and increased energy. When your body is relaxed, your immune system can become stronger.
Swedish massage may also help to reduce the symptoms of some medical conditions, such as lowering blood pressure, alleviating chronic headaches, and reducing pain from arthritis.
When considering Swedish massage to help alleviate pain and discomfort from a medical condition, always talk to your medical provider first. If you are ready to schedule your Swedish Massage with Orlando Skin Solutions, please call us to schedule or you can schedule online using the button below.