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Swedish Massage Therapy in Lake Worth

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The most requested type of massage therapy in Lake Worth and the U.S. is Swedish massage therapy. Involving gentle but firm manipulation of your muscle's superficial layers, Swedish massage therapy is an amazingly effective treatment for decreasing stress, reducing muscle tension, promoting blood flow and stabilizing blood pressure. Therapeutic massage experts use body oil or creams to facilitate manual kneading and rubbing of the body. In addition, people receiving a Swedish massage lie on a comfortable table in a quiet, dimly lit environment to optimize its calming, relaxing effects on your mind and body.

Health Benefits of a Swedish Massage

By gently pulling and squeezing muscles, your chiropractor encourages flushing of lactic acid out of muscles to ease soreness and improve the functioning of your lymphatic system. Responsible for eliminating toxins and metabolic waste from internal organs, a healthy lymphatic system also helps reduce your risk of high blood pressure and hypertension by behaving like another circulatory system in your body.

Unrelieved stress, whether mental or physical, may cause a variety of health issues ranging from joint aches and pains, headaches, fatigue and generalized anxiety. A Swedish massage in Lake Worth stimulates the release of endorphins, serotonin, and dopamine, three chemicals involved with feelings of calmness, rejuvenation and overall well-being.

Cortisol and other stress hormones flood the body when you experience extended periods of physical, emotional or mental stress, negatively affecting your metabolism and immune system. Weight gain, recurring infections and development of chronic diseases such as diabetes or high cholesterol commonly affect people suffering anxiety and stress. Swedish massage therapy is an effective, excellent method for reducing stress hormones and restoring your quality of life.

Swedish Massage Techniques

Effleurage

When your Lake Worth massage therapist employs "effleurage" during your Swedish massage, expect to feel sweeping gliding strokes that spread body oil which allows your massage therapist to evaluate the degree of muscle tension. Gradually, stroke pressure increases, muscles stretch further and further and you begin experiencing the deep relaxation and pain relief provided by a Swedish massage.

Petrissage

The "petrissage" technique is characterized by your massage therapist using rolling, lifting, wringing and kneading strokes to alleviate tension inbound or knotted soft tissues. Petrissage also stimulates nerve endings, increases circulation and encourages repair and regeneration of muscle cells.

Friction

"Friction" massage techniques during a Swedish massage is meant to generate heat for working deeper levels of your muscles. Friction strokes are performed by rubbing back and forth over muscles or by applying circular movements of specific areas requiring intense treatment.

Visit Our Local Chiropractor in Lake Worth for a Swedish Massage

Enjoy rapid, natural massage therapy relief for stress, fatigue, muscle and joint soreness and many other health issues by calling Lake Worth Chiropractic and Wellness today at 561-547-2210.