Swedish Massage is a system of long strokes, kneading, friction, tapping, percussion, vibration and shaking motions that apply pressure between muscles and bones, rubbing in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart.
The objective of Swedish massage is to relax the entire body. It can increase one's flexibility because it stretches the ligaments and tendons, and Swedish massage is specifically designed to relax the muscles. It also helps flush the body tissues of uric and lactic acid and other metabolic waste. Moreover, Swedish massage is good for treating insomnia general tension and headaches.
Most people may think that Swedish massage is originated in Sweden, but in fact it did not originate in Sweden, nor was created by Swede. And in Sweden there is no Swedish massage , instead, Swedish massage is referred to almost universally as classic massage. In most of Europe the term classic massage is much more prevalent than Swedish massage. But in America, the term classic massage is used very little, while Swedish massage is considered as the classic massage method.