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Swedish Massage

Swedish massage is one of the most common types of massage used in Australia. It is designed to encourage relaxation of the body and mind by rubbing the muscles with long, gliding strokes. Swedish massage increases blood circulation and helps to restore health and balance. We are pleased to offer professional Swedish massage in Townsville

What is Swedish massage?


Swedish massage is so named because it was pioneered by a Swedish physiologist called Per Henrik Ling at the University of Stockholm in the 1700s and 1800s. Originally it was known as ‘Swedish movements’ or ‘the Swedish movement cure’. Today it is simply known as Swedish massage


This type of massage has formed the basis for several other types of massage, and it includes a range of different techniques. The most common techniques that you will experience in a Swedish massage are long, gliding strokes and well as rolling and kneading, and deep, circular motions that help to increase blood flow. 


The therapist uses massage oil to lubricate the skin and uses a variety of massage strokes to warm up the muscle tissue which helps to release tension and gradually break up knots. The goal of Swedish massage is to release tension and stress in both the body and the mind. 

Who can benefit from Swedish massage?


Everyone can benefit from a Swedish massage in Townsville at the healing ocean. When you are craving some relief from the stress of daily life, Swedish massage soothes the body and mind, and we can all benefit from some deep relaxation from time to time. Swedish massage may be particularly beneficial for those who are feeling overworked or feeling particularly stressed.

Swedish massage is also particularly helpful to people suffering from a range of conditions, including muscular strain, muscle tension, joint disorders, and mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.

Swedish massage benefits

Swedish massage helps to rid both the mind and body from tension and stress, encouraging relaxation. It promotes overall feelings of improved health, balance, and wellbeing. 

It can also help to improve circulation and flexibility and increase levels of oxygen in the blood. Swedish massage benefits also include improved sleep, increased energy levels, and ridding the body of waste.

It helps with conditions such as anxiety and depression by relaxing the mind and lifting the mood and energy levels.


Swedish massage also helps to improve the functioning of the lymphatic system.

Furthermore, if you are suffering from muscular strain or injury, in most cases you can enjoy Swedish massage benefits to promote a speedier recovery. For those with joint disorders, Swedish massage helps to increase elasticity and flexibility, reducing pain in the joints and increasing the range of motion. 

Swedish massage in Townsville

Whether you are aiming to target a specific concern, or simply want to relax, unwind, and distress, come and see us for a Swedish massage in Townsville city centre. Allow the healing hands of our highly trained and experienced therapists to massage your tension and troubles away. Contact us today to book your appointment.

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