The Swedish Esalen massage employs a steady but gentle pressure to enhance the circulation of blood in the individual's body. It help ease off aches and stiffness in the muscles in addition to relieving stress and strain of daily life. The massage also helps in improving the flexibility of the body especially of the muscles and the joints and brings about relaxation. The Swedish massage uses distinct movements in its therapy such as friction or rubbing, effleurage, kneading, tapottement, traction, hacking or tapping, vibration etc. The movements of the Swedish Esalen Massage are known for its distinct characteristics of elongated, smooth hand strokes over the client's or the individual's body.
The Swedish massage greatly benefits the body by relaxing the muscles through the application of pressure on the deeper muscles and bones. The strokes used in the massage are done in such a manner that it flows in the same direction as that of the flow of blood towards the heart. More importantly the Swedish massage also helps the body to flush out the toxins more effectively. The Swedish Esalen massage helps in reducing the recovery time from the strains and aches of muscles by purging the fluids of lactic acid, uric acid, and other such unwanted metabolic fluids.
The massage is also known in enhancing the circulation of blood without exerting pressure on the heart. The massage helps the body to stretch its ligaments and tendons making them lithesome and flexible. Swedish massage also energizes the skin tissues and the nervous system while soothing the nerves simultaneously. The massage also cuts down stress, in the emotional and physical being, and is highly recommended as a regular therapy treatment for the management of stress.