500 State Road 436
Casselberry FL 32707
Phone: (407) 951-7666
Swedish massage is a household name, but very few people understand where the name comes from. The massage modality was created by, of all people, a Swedish swordsman by the name of Pehr Henrik Ling. Ling was also a physician who lived in the early 19th century. He combined Chinese gymnastics and healing techniques with early sports medicine. His goals were to decrease soreness, increase flexibility, and promote holistic health.
The treatment is a popular one at the growing massage chain The Massage Center. At the company’s Casselberry location, clients have the option of fourteen different treatments. The one most requested is the Swedish massage, appropriately titled the “My Vacation.”
During the massage session the therapyist uses these five basic, long, flowing strokes to help a client relax and relieve tension: effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber) and vibration/shaking.
These strokes are also intended to increase circulation and remove toxins from muscles. The professional massage therapist uses pressure, aided by oil for reducing friction, to compress and relax muscles. Strokes are always made in the direction of the heart, to aid in circulation.
The “My Vacation” treatment offers plenty of benefits. Each session can reduce recovery time from muscle strains by ridding the tissues from lactic acid, uric acid and other bodily wastes. The treatment can also assist ligaments and tendons, leaving them more pliable and flexible. Clients may notice improvements to the skin, and a reduced level of tension on the nervous system. The most noticeable results are appreciated after a routine of massage therapy is implemented.
The Massage Center – Casselberry offers flexible hours for providing local clients with very noticeable health improvements. Clients who receive the “My Vacation” treatment often leave the center feeling vibrant and ready to take on any challenge life can throw at them.