Swedish massage can relieve tension and muscle pain. Learn about the difference between Swedish massage and deep tissue massage with expert tips in this free massage therapy video.
Hi, my name is Kimberly Mann, on behalf of expertvillage.com. In this segment, we are going to talk about the difference between Swedish and Deep Tissue and Reflexology. First, when we are working on the person, and if the person does not know what they want, you need to explain to the client what they definitely need and what their body is feeling. So Swedish is more of a relaxing circulatory massage, and that is long strokes that we use like so. Now Deep Tissue, that is more of a heavy, deeper; and again we could use our fingers like so, like this really, really pushing in heavy and just using your weight on it. Again, Swedish is long, circulatory massage that is just to get the circulatory, the nervous system going, and you can do that with medium pressure and still come out with a great benefit. Deep Tissue is considered as so; you use your forearms, and working like so, making sure that you are standing properly, and that the person is feeling good and not hurting, because again you can hurt as well. Reflexology is to their feet, and their hands, and their face all have pressure points, plus the ears. So when you start pushing on those lightly, it will start to affect other parts of their body like the middle of your foot, the intestines, the kidneys and the liver. If you push on all of the toes, those are the sinus cavities.