Full Body Massage - The Complete Full Body Massage Experience

Full Body Massage, sometimes called Swedish, is performed by means of several basic strokes. Full body massage is an art of massage and has a long and renowned history. Per Henrik Ling developed full body massage in the 19th century and is the most common form of massage therapy found today. A full body massage includes several different techniques of treatment:
  • Effleurage uses slow, soothing, gliding strokes, and usually moving in the direction of blood flow toward the heart.
  • Petrissage is the kneading, pressing and rolling of different muscle groups.
  • Percussion is a range of drumming movements on areas like the back, buttocks, and thigh and is good for improving muscle tone, circulation and breaking down fatty tissue.
  • Deep tissue massage involves slow penetrating strokes using the fingers, thumbs and heels of the hands. It's particularly effective on areas suffering from chronic muscle tension, including stiff necks or sore shoulders.

Some of the massage terms and types can be confusing. Deciding what's best for you may simply be a matter talking to your massage practitioner.

Full body massage is a special massage technique that will calm the mind, relax the body, and includes the following:

  • Hands and Arms
  • Feet and Legs
  • Gluteus
  • Abdomen
  • Back
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Face
  • Hair

Every full body massage therapist or body worker has his or her own techniques when using a full body massage. Ask your full body massage therapist what full body techniques they practice and decide if that particular massage works for you.