Swiss Massage Tools

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Technology has made life today run much faster than it used to, which tends to add more stress to people's lives as their to-do lists grow and grow. Most adults with busy schedules need to find ways to de-stress every once in a while, and a massage is a relaxing choice for some. A Swiss, or Swedish, massage is the most commonly practiced type and only requires a few tools.

Massage Table

A massage table or bench should be well-padded and comfortable so that the client can focus on the procedure itself. If the table is stiff or hard, the person receiving the massage might be distracted by the discomfort of lying on a hard surface, which will counteract anything they are gaining from the massage. A typical massage table is about six feet in length and a foot and a half wide, with a few inches of cushioning on top.

Massage Oils

Massage oils come in different scents. Sweet almond, grapeseed and coconut oils are good choices because they release calming scents that enhance the massage experience. Massage oils are necessary to facilitate smooth strokes on the body and to reduce the amount of friction between the masseur's hands and the client's skin.

Sheet or Towel

To enhance the massage experience and ensure that the massage artist can freely massage most of the body, the client should remove most of his clothing. A sheet or towel is used to cover the parts of the body that are not being worked on, which may help the client to feel more comfortable.

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