a massage employing techniques of manipulation and muscular exercise systematized in Sweden in the 19th century.
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Origin of Swedish massage
First recorded in 1910–15
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British Dictionary definitions for swedish massage
massage combined with a system (Swedish movements or gymnastics) of passive and active exercising of muscles and joints
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Medical definitions for swedish massage
[ swē′dĭsh ]
A system of therapeutic massage and exercise for the muscles and joints, developed in Sweden in the 19th century.
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