Swedish massage utilizes long, flowing strokes. There are six basic strokes: effleurage (to skim over), petrissage (to knead), friction, tapotement, compression, and vibration. Petrissage is a kneading movement with the whole palm or finger tips, using wringing, skin rolling, compression, and/or lifting. Petrissage is usually applied vertically to the muscle tissue. Gel, cream, or lotion is applied on the skin to allow smooth strokes. Effleurage consists of long, flowing or gliding strokes, performed with open hands.
Swedish massage has shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness. Swedish Massage is recommended for stress and tension reduction while relaxing your entire system. Relieve your muscle stiffness and soreness while increasing your circulation and metabolism. Be petrissaged and effleuraged into the heavens with a superior massage that has been practiced for centuries.