Swedish massage was instigated by a Swedish fencing master and physiologist, Per Henrik Ling, who created a system known as the Swedish Movement treatment. The massage was based on techniques he had learned in the Far East, which helped keep his fencing students supple and agile.
The use of these techniques developed in the West into what we now know as Swedish Massage. This focuses on the musculo-skeletal system and uses recognised movements, such as Effleurage, Friction, Petrissage, Tapotement and Percussion, to manipulate the soft tissue of the body to reduce muscle spasm and relieve pain. As well as affecting each of the physiological systems of the body for example cardiovascular, lymphatic, endocrine, etc. Swedish Massage also has the psychological effect of either invigoration or relaxation.
After completion of this class you will be asked to provide 30 case studies. You will only be awarded your certification after you have submitted these case studies and feedback has been given.
As with all of our physical and energy therapies, once you have completed the home study part of the class, before you begin your case studies, you are welcome to book a 'training day' in with us which will be held in Glastonbury, Somerset. The cost of this face-to-face training is free of charge and this is not a pre-requisite of completing the course. If you'd like further information on our training days or wish to book one with us, please do not hesitate to Contact Us.