The Swedish massage is one of the most widespread therapeutic massages. The main physiological benefit of this technique is the expulsion of lactic acid in the muscle fibers. Very useful for athletes because it consists of a set of various maneuvers on the whole body or a specific points, relieving muscular fatigue, releasing contractures and also eliminating the physical and mental stress.
The operations are based on movements of sliding, kneading, rolling, rubbing and stretching. All maneuvers follow a specific direction (usually toward the heart, facilitating the return of the venous system). Its pressure can vary from mild to moderate, and in some cases deep or very deep, according to the objective to be achieved. The massage assists the metabolism and also in the treatment and cure of pain (sciatica, cervical, arthritis and sprains).