SWEDISH MASSAGE

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What Is A Swedish Massage?

Swedish massage is defined by four or five techniques, which have French names: effleurage (stroking), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic choppings), and friction (rubbing). Some therapists now incorporate advanced techniques that have rehabilitating effects and stretches for improving your range of motion. But the ultimate goal of Swedish massage is relaxation. As the default Western massage, Swedish massage is an extremely popular simple, soothing therapy. If a long spa treatment menu is overwhelming you, choose Swedish massage – you won’t regret it!

Best Spas For Swedish Massage

Would you like to try Swedish Massage? Discover what it's all about at one of these hand-picked locations...

THE MASSAGE COMPANY

CAMBERLEY, SURREY

Offering high-quality deep tissue, sports, swedish and maternity massage treatments.

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LAVENDER & STONE BEAUTY ROOMS

HARPENDEN, HERTFORDSHIRE

Offering individual treatments and pamper days.

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TRANQUIL SPA MERRYHILL

BRIERLY HILL, WEST MIDLANDS

Helping women feel beautiful every day by inspiring them to take care of themselves.

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Find a professional massage therapist at a local massage salon or incorporate your treatment into a luxury spa break. With thousands of spa and wellness locations to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect place for your next massage with Spafinder. Use the search bar below to find a massage salon near you, or give the gift of relaxation with a massage gift voucher.

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Know Before You Go

Swedish massage is typically the most popular treatment at spas, and it’s for good reason. Perfect for first-time spa-goers, Swedish massage will help to release neck knots and soothe nerves. Traditional Swedish massage, “classical massage,” consists mainly of long strokes over oiled skin and kneading of the outer layers of muscle tissue to reduce stress and soothe sore joints and muscles. Studies have shown that Swedish massage relaxes the nervous system, aids circulation, and helps with detoxification.

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Your guide to typical Swedish Massage prices, to help you decide which denomination of gift voucher to buy.

(average prices)

  • 60 min Swedish Massage £50
  • 90min Swedish Massage £90
  • Swedish Massage + Spa Day £150
 

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