Swedish Massage

Enjoy a classic, relaxing massage that will promote circulation, mental, & physical relaxation, decrease stress and muscle tension. Licensed therapists and Student therapists available. Makes a perfect birthday gift.

Swedish Massage is the most commonly offered and best-known type of massage. If it’s your first time getting a massage, Swedish massage is the perfect place to start.

What Happens During Swedish Massage?
Generally during Swedish massage you’re covered with a towel or sheet. The massage therapist uncovers only the part of the body he/she is working on, a technique called draping. You generally keep your underclothes on during Swedish massage.

During Swedish massage, massage therapists apply massage oil to your skin to facilitate various massage strokes, including the smooth, gliding strokes called effleurage. Other classic Swedish massage moves include kneading, friction, stretching and (sometimes) tapping.

Swedish massage promotes relaxation, eases muscle tension and creates other health benefits. It can be slow and gentle or vigorous and bracing, depending on what the therapist wants to achieve.

Feel free to state your preference for pressure during Swedish massage. It can range from light to firm. Swedish massage usually includes some deeper work on areas of specific muscle tension. If you want more intensive work and firmer pressure, ask for a deep tissue massage.

Why Is It Called Swedish Massage?

Swedish massage was pioneered by a Swedish physiologist, Pehr Henrik Ling, at the University of Stockholm in 1812. It was introduced to the U.S. in 1858 as “The Swedish Movement Cure.” Swedish massage is the foundation for other types of Western massage, including sports massage, deep tissue massage and aromatherapy massage.