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A system of therapeutic massage and exercise for the muscles and joints, developed in Sweden in the 1800s.
Etymology: Fr, masser
the most commonly used form of classical Western massage, generally performed in the direction of the heart, sometimes with active or passive movement of the joints. It is used especially for relaxation, relief of muscular tension, and improvement of circulation and range of motion.
Swed·ish mas·sage(swē'dish mă-sahzh')
A massage technique that includes effleurage, pétrissage, friction, vibration, and tapotement. Swedish massage is intended to improve circulation and tissue elasticity while reducing muscle tone and creating a parasympathetic response.
Swedish,named for the country of its origin, Sweden.
Swedish massage - traditional massage.