Swedish massage is the best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. But Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.
Taking a Swedish massage may help significantly decrease levels of the cortisol and stress hormones that can lead to increases in cortisol. Swedish massage may also help increase the number of white blood cells (lymphocytes) that are part of the immune system, and a boost in the immune cells that may help fight colds and the flu.
A 90 minute massage will give the therapist to spend more time on those troubled areas allowing for maximum healing benefits.