Before discussing the Swedish Massage, I would like to clear a misconception about this Massage. As the name of this Massage is Swedish Massage, most of the people assume that it was originated in Sweden, which is wrong. It was invented by a Swedish fencing instructor named Per Henrik Ling in the year 1830. That is why it is known as Swedish Massage.
Swedish Massage is one of the most popular massages in America. Especially among the patient suffering from osteoarthritis. While performing this massage therapist uses his/her hands, forearms, or elbows. To guide the superficial layers of your muscles to improve blood circulation in the tissue.
Swedish Massage usually includes passive and active joint movements, stretching and bending of the joints such as the knee, elbow, and shoulder. With the assistance of the therapist to achieve the desired result.