These video lessons demonstrate a full Swedish massage on the beautiful shores of Morocco, so students can relax and enjoy the simple step-by-step learning process.
Learn the movements of Swedish massage with the rhythmic backdrop of the waves of the ocean, critically-acclaimed piano music, and the elegant voice of a professional voice-over actress.
Detailed explanations accompany this real-time 55-minute tutorial, demonstrating the treatment from start to finish, ensuring quick, easy and hassle-free understanding of these professional techniques.
Additionally, a 7-minute 'Basic Principles of Massage' will help you take your Swedish massage skills to the next level.
Designed for both beginners, couples, professionals, and those who want to become professional, by the end of this course, you will be able to give a 55-minute full-body Swedish massage at a high-end spa or freelance standard.
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Introduction to Swedish Massage
This massage style is known in Sweden and throughout most of the world as ‘classic massage’; only the Dutch and English speaking countries refer to it as ‘Swedish’. True to its classical name, it is generally the most well-known massage in the Western world. The treatment helps to promote the many general benefits of massage. For example, circulation is enhanced while muscular tension is reduced and knots are removed.
This full-body massage is soft and relaxing and employs some deep tissue work. It is an ideal lesson through which to master the basics of massaging with oil. Once comfortable with these basics, the techniques of many other massages can be attempted with confidence.
Effleurage, petrissage, friction and percussive strokes are demonstrated.
As with all of these massages, do not worry if you do not own a massage table as most of the techniques can be performed on a bed or floor. You can simply skip the techniques which logistically require a table to be performed, and you may consider substituting these movements with techniques from other lessons, such as the Hawaiian or sports massage tutorials. Alternatively, the movements that are designed for a table can also be performed over the side of a bed.
While you can start a full-body Swedish massage with any area of the body, we like to start with the front of the legs. Another popular starting point is the back. All massage receivers are different and all massage givers are different. It is best to find out what your receiver likes, and also what you feel works best for you.
The hands are one of the most sensitive areas of the body and so this can be a very nice area of the massage.
The abdomen section of this massage is unique because you will be directly massaging internal organs.
We will now begin the Face-Down section of the massage. Remember, if you wish, you could also big the treatment here, or on the back.
Finally, the Swedish back massage, incorporating some deep tissue work. This is the favorite area of the massage because tension is often stored in the muscles of the back and shoulders.
Ebodhi consists of a small team based in the UK, Bradley and Pete.
Bradley is a professional massage teacher and critically acclaimed massage therapist with a 100% 5-star rating on Google Places. While studying biomedical science at University College London, Bradley became interested in Zen Shiatsu and other Eastern healing arts. He proceeded to establish a successful massage therapy and teaching business in High Street Kensington.
Pete is a professional writer, video producer, massage therapist and massage teacher, who also studied at University College London. Now working in Bristol, he specializes in Thai Yoga, Swedish, Indian and personalized fusion massage.
Bradley and Pete have spent the last three years combining their skills and expertise to produce the most diverse, comprehensive and enjoyable massage course available.