A Swedish massage uses styles of long, flowing strokes to massage. The five basic strokes are effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber) and vibration/shaking. Swedish massage has shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness, and improving function in patients with osteoarthritis.
Massages are a staple of physical therapy.They are relaxing, therapeutic, and can do your body a world of good. But there are several different styles of massage to choose from. Which technique would be best for you? If you’re wondering what the difference is between deep tissue massage and a swedish one, Canyon Physical Therapy can help you with that. Let us explain the differences between them so that you can pick the treatment for you.