Swedish massage currently represents the Western “standard” for massage therapy. Also commonly known as “therapeutic massage”, Swedish massage represents a general massage system that focuses on increasing circulation and promoting relaxation.
The Swedish massage approach classifies 5 types of types of basic strokes that are essential for any entry-level massage therapist:
- Effleurage : gliding,
- Petri Sage : kneading
- Friction : rubbing
- Tapotement : pounding
- Vibration : shaking
Swedish massage is part of Bali BISA’s International Spa Therapy program for those wishing to attain a wider range of essential spa and massage skills in Sanur, Bali.