This video provide instruction on how to perform a Swedish massage on the shoulder.

Swedish massage techniques probably what most people think of when they think about massage in general. Swedish massage is a very broad term for different techniques, ranging from a simple touch, effleurage (stroking), petrissage (kneading), friction, percussion, vibration and passive joint movements.

There are many smaller techniques within these above mentioned techniques that will be used according to circumstances, body of the client and preference of the massage therapist.

Swedish massage techniques are usually performed with oil, lotion or powder, although many of the techniques can also preformed dry or through clothes.

Swedish massage can be seen as the foundation of western Massage and it is therefore a very good style to learn as a beginner.

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