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Swedish Massage
Swedish Massage
Peer-reviewed medical research has shown that the benefits of massage include pain relief, reduced trait anxiety and depression, and temporarily reduced blood pressure, heart rate, and state anxiety. Theories behind what massage might do include blocking nociception (gait control theory), activating the parasympathetic nervous system which may stimulate the release of endorphins and serotonin, preventing fibrosis or scar tissue, increasing the flow of lymph, and improving sleep.

Here at Riverside Spine and Physical Medicine, we have an entire team of well-trained, licensed massage therapists that are proficient in several massage techniques ranging from therapeutic deep tissue massage to relaxing Swedish massage. Please feel free to stop by our office to schedule an appointment, or take a tour of our facility.

Benefits of Swedish Massage

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Relaxation.

Swedish Massage calms the nervous system and relaxes muscular tension.
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Reduces Stress.

Stress can manifest in the body with increased muscle tension, which massage therapy can relieve.
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Increased Flexibility.

Swedish Massage helps to elongate the muscles, open the joints and decrease swelling.
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Improve Blood Circulation.

Massage dilates the blood vessels, improving your body’s ability to deliver fresh blood to muscles and organs.

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Endorphin Release to Improve Mood

Research shows massage provides increased serotonin and dopamine, improving mood and feeling of emotional well-being.
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Relieve Headaches

Swedish Massage relieves the stress associated with tension headaches.
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Flush out Metabolic Byproducts

Swedish Massage will open and lubricate the joints for increased range and more fluid motion.
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Increase Range of Motion

Swedish Massage will open and lubricate the joints for increased range and more fluid motion.

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Support Healthy Immunity

Massage encourages the flow of lymphatic fluid, which increases lymphocytes- immune cells that are produced in the lymph nodes.
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Increases Energy

Increased circulation delivers more oxygen throughout the body, resulting in a boost in energy.

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Improved Sleep

Massage increases serotonin levels in the body, so you can fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.

 *Many health insurance companies cover therapeutic massage with a doctor’s referral. Our in-house doctor is licensed to make referrals for massage therapy if deemed necessary after a physical examination.