Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage is the most general and introductory style of massage. It is known for leaving you completely relaxed. The focus of a Swedish Massage is geared more towards an overall wellness and relaxation.

Swedish Massage is usually performed in a quiet environment with soft relaxing music. The greatest compliment a massage therapist can receive while giving this type of massage is when the patient drifts in and out of sleep during the massage itself. You will feel very relaxed and maybe even a little tired after your Swedish Massage session.

Treatment Expectations

During your Swedish Massage, your Massage Therapist will use long and relaxing strokes that focus on the more surface layers of muscle and soft tissues. At times, the strokes might become short and quick as they work to encourage good circulation.

At the end of your Swedish Massage, you will walk away feeling both relaxed and energized. You will want to drink plenty of water both before and after your massage so that any metabolic wastes released by the body during the massage can be flushed from your system.

Benefits of a Swedish Massage

The many benefits of a Swedish Massage include:

  • Decreased muscle tension. You will be completely relaxed when you are done.
  • Increased range of motion and flexibility. This is the result of the muscle tension leaving your body.
  • There is no pain involved. The Swedish Massage only focuses on relaxing your entire body.
  • Any pain you may have going into the session will be decreased by the massage.
  • A Swedish Massage will soothe your nerves. You can expect your stress and anxiety to dissipate during your session.
  • The oils used during our massage will replenish and moisturize your skin.

Frequently Asked Questions

A Swedish Massage will traditionally schedule from 45 minutes to 90 minutes, although most Massage Therapists will be happy to work a shorter or longer treatment in to suit your schedule.

A Swedish Massage focuses on working with the upper layers of soft tissue. While this type of massage can effectively help get rid of surface layer tender points and knots, it’s primary purpose is to relax you. Deep Tissue Massage has a different purpose. While in many ways it will relax you, it is more focused on the deep layers of soft tissue. The Massage Therapist uses different levels of pressure when giving these two types of massage.

You should always communicate with your Massage Therapist both before and if anything comes to mind during your massage. If you have any physical conditions or past injuries that cause you pain, you will want to let your Massage Therapist know what those are. If your skin is sensitive to any types of oil or fragrances, they will want to know that in advance.

If during the massage itself your Massage Therapist exerts too much pressure that causes you any sort of discomfort, make sure that you tell them immediately. There should not be any pain or discomfort during a Swedish Massage.