Swedish massage has physical, emotional and mental benefits. The physical benefits are: Relieving cramps, muscle spasms and decreasing muscle fatigue. The joints are loosened and range of motion is improved. Muscle strength is increased, and firming up muscle and skin tone. Relief can be found with some symptoms of some disorders such as: asthma, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic and acute pain, headache, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction, and athletic injuries. Lymphatic drainage of metabolic wastes is improved as well as speeding up healing from injury and illnesses.The mental and emotional benefits are: relaxation from the worries and stress of life, sleep is improved in length and quality, relief of depression, anxiety, and irritation, increased ability to concentrate, and an improved sense of well-being.