Definition of Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage is the third most popular ‘body massage therapy‘ in India. It involved kneading, tapping, stretching, and moving actions. The benefits of Swedish Massage includes physical and mental benefits, which will be elaborated further in the article.


A Swedish fencing instructor named Per Henrik Ling first invented the therapy in the 1830s. When he was injured in his elbow, and he never took any medical assistance, just by few specific physical strokes, Per cured his injury.

This was the turning point for him; further, he researched more on the subject and developed it as a Swedish Massage and started practicing it.

In the 1950s two American brothers brought this massage from Sweden to America, after then the popularity of the Swedish massage has touched the sky. Currently, it is one of the most popular massages in the world.

Benefits of Swedish Massage

Given below are the few physical benefits of Swedish Massage to the body-

  • Mobilizing the tighten tissues and joints
  • Decreasing Muscle & Bone Fatigue
  • Improving Range of Motion to the Body
  • Boosting Muscle Power
  • Relaxing Nervous System
  • Optimizing Blood Circulation and Blood Pressure
  • Improving Skin Quality and Toning the Skin
  • Speed up the Healing of Various Injuries

Given below are the few mental benefits of Swedish Massage to the body-

  • Helping in Mental Relaxation
  • Improve in Sound and Quality Sleep
  • Relax in Stress and Irritation
  • Increase in focus and concentration
  • Sense of Well-being


A professional and trained therapist does Swedish Massage, it required tampering all your body, excluding the private parts or not allowed by the client. It needed aromatic or non-scented oil to soothe the strokes. Generally, it takes 60 to 90 minutes, but it varies from client to client. After a session, one should need to have a proper shower to remove oil from the body.