Swedish Massage


Swedish Massage is one of the most well known and popular type of massage therapy in the West, also referred to as ‘classic massage’. It is based on the Western concepts of anatomy and physiology as opposed to energy work that is more common in Asian-style massage.


During a typical Swedish Massage session, various techniques are combined together to manipulate muscles and tissues. Some of the techniques include gliding strokes, lifting and kneading, squeezing, cupping, chopping, friction and vibration. These movements warm up the muscle tissue, releasing tension and gradually breaking up muscle "knots" or adhered tissues, called adhesions. Body oil or wax is used all over the body. The back, shoulders, neck, legs, stomach, arms and chest are all targeted in this deeply stimulating massage.


Swedish Massage is ideal if you are feeling fatigued, exhausted or if you want to just relax and unwind. It promotes deep relaxation, relieves stress and tension, aches and pain.


  • Improves blood and lymphatic circulation

  • Eases muscular strain by flushing out toxins

  • Keeps ligaments and tendons supple

  • Helps increase flexibility and mobility

  • Enhances tissue elasticity

  • Prevents and relieves muscles cramps and spasms

  • Stimulates and calms the nervous system

  • Relives the build up of tension nodules

  • Improves function and appearance of skin

  • Helps to break down fatty tissues and cellulite

  • Relaxes tights muscles and improves the function and tone

  • Reduces swelling caused by an accumulation of fluid in the tissues

  • Improves posture

  • Enhances immune system

  • Releases endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers

  • Alleviates symptoms of stress and depression

  • Promotes healthy sleep

  • Reduce emotional, physical stress and fatigue



I offer Swedish Massage in Brighton and Peacehaven. Contact me if you wish to discuss this therapy on 07824 388116 or by email info@shaktiholistics.uk