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Swedish massage therapy is the modality that comes to mind when most people think about massage. As the best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart.

But Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.

A study conducted by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and published in The New York Times, found that volunteers who received a 45-minute Swedish massage experienced significant decreases in levels of the stress hormone cortisol, as well as arginine vasopressin-a hormone that can lead to increases in cortisol. Volunteers also had increases in the number of lymphocytes, white blood cells that are part of the immune system, and a boost in the immune cells that may help fight colds and the flu.

About Steph Bedaw

Stephanie Bedaw, Licensed Massage TherapistLicensed Massage Therapist Stephanie Bedaw is versed in a multitude of different massage modalities such as, myofascial release, deep tissue, sports massage, ROM, hot stone, Swedish, and Thai Yoga massage. She is also a member of the American Massage Therapy Association.
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Location & Directions

Progressive Rehab Massage Therapy is located in Nashua, NH. We also are available for onsite massage for athletic events.

Main Location:
CrossFit Nashua
106 Perimeter Road
Nashua, NH
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Appointments:
(603) 831-1877

Testimonials

"I had recurring pain in my right shoulder from hurricane surf in Rhode Island. Steph worked on it with me and now the pain is gone."  — BKL

 "As an older athlete, low back pain always limited my gains. Steph's rehab work helped to relieve the pain and now I am working at full capacity."  — JJ

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