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Swedish Massage Effectively Performed in Massage Chair Recliner

Swedish massage is now built into massage chair recliners. Most people think massage chairs are just simple vibrating chairs. But in fact, massage chairs are technologically sophisticated with items such as heat, music, stretching and various massage therapies. Swedish massage is one of the most basic massage techniques. It is a set of 6 elements, which for a massage therapist is easy to perform. However, to replicate the movements in a massage chair presents a set of fairly complex challenges to overcome. However, Henrik Ling, the developer of the Swedish massage in the 18th century might be very impressed with how his technique has progressed through time and is now incorported into massage chairs.
In our daily lives we run up against stress. It just seems to come with our day to day challenges. When we work under pressure, we start with mentally putting pressure on certain areas, some positive, some negative. The negative ones start fear reactions which tense up the muscles. We can become stressed on a mental level and also on a physical level. If this stress is allowed to build up, it begins to effect other parts of the body.
Swedish massage was developed to help relieve the daily build up of stress in the body. The Swedish massage technique can alleviate pain, aches and soreness. Swedish massage is considered one the most basic massage styles and helps to alleviate and remove the tension, anxiety and pain on a periodic basis to improve well being.
There are 6 main elements that constitute Swedish massage. These elements include tapottement, effleurage, petrissage, friction, vibration and traction. Tapottement makes use of both tapping and chopping to loosen muscles. Effleurage makes use of long sweeping strokes along muscles. Petrissage makes use of kneading and squeezing actions. Friction is used to apply heat helping blood flow and muscles relaxation. Vibration makes use of shaking to help loosen muscles and alleviate tension. Traction makes use of pulling and stretching the major muscles.
The best massage chair recliners have integrated the 6 elements of Swedish massage into their chairs. These premier massage chair brands use a combination of electro-mechanical systems driven by sophisticated software to deliver the Swedish massage effectively. Whether it is the massage rollers performing Effleurage or Tapottement performed with a rhythmic tapping action, these massage chairs have evolved in sophistication and effectivness. Of course, a massage chair recliner does not tire, so relief is only the push of a button away.
When looking for a massage chair recliner, make sure the model you see performs all 6 techniques. Both Panasonic and Omega Massage have the most advanced massage chairs. The Omega Montage Elite massage chair can perform all 6 elements. The Panasonic Real Pro Elite is the next closest, but is lacking heat, so it has 5 of the 6 Swedish massage elements. The Omega Montage Elite massage chair has full body heat capabilities to deliver the Friction element. The effectiveness of each element varies by model and manufacturer. So try out the Omega Montage Elite or the Panasonic Real Pro Elite for the best massage chair for Swedish massage.
Mr. Henrik Ling pioneered the Swedish massage back in the 18th century. He might be amazed to see how his techniques have spread and been replicated by technology into chairs. His pioneering efforts have circled the globe and Swedish massage is the most commonly found massage in spas. The key with Swedish massage is to release the build up of stress, which means getting a Swedish massage periodically. Otherwise, the build up goes uncheck or is relieved only sporadically. A massage chair recliner can perform a Swedish massage on a daily or routine basis in the convenience of home.
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