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The common Swedish massage involves a soft gentle approach, with long strokes, kneading and
circular movements on the outer layers of both muscles and joints. One of the key benefits of this
therapy is that it can relieve muscle tension and furthermore, aid in the post injury phase. There
are four types of strokes associated with the Swedish massage including; Effleurage, Friction,
Petrissage and Tapotement.
An Effleurage movement is normally repeated many times over the same area on the body. This
induces relaxation, stimulating the nerves and blood supply to the tissues worked.
Frictions are a small variety of techniques where there is use of the fingers or thumbs. They are
precise movements focused on a very small section of the body.
Petrissage movements include kneading, wringling, lifting and rolling. Its's where soft tissues are
compressed against each other or against the bones.
Tapotement movements may be applied to the fleshy parts of the body. This movement requires
rapid movements from the wrists in which, the body is hit softly from each hand one by one.