Swedish or Deep-Tissue Massages at Lotus Bliss Therapeutic Massage and Wellness Center (Up to 56% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Licensed massage therapist works to relieve tension and aches with medium or firm strokes

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Appointment required. 24-hr cancellation notice required. New clients only or clients who haven't been in last 6 months. All services must be used by the same person. If purchasing the 3 massage option, all massage must be used by 90 days of initial visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $35 for one 60-minute Swedish or deep-tissue massage ($75 value)
  • $99 for three 60-minute Swedish or deep-tissue massages ($225 value)

Swedish vs. Deep-Tissue Massage: Finding the Right Way to Relax

_Swedish and deep-tissue massage are two bodywork approaches that render very different benefits. Read our guide to choose the best option for you._

The relationship between deep-tissue and Swedish massage is much like that between DayQuil and NyQuil. Both are designed to help you feel better, but the one that makes the most sense depends on your individual needs. Here's what to expect from each of the two modalities:

Swedish massage combines four distinct motions—effleurage, petrissage, friction, and tapotement—to help relieve muscle tension and stimulate blood flow, thereby energizing the body and soothing the mind during a single relaxing session. The four phases are easy enough to distinguish. Effleurage refers to the smooth, gliding strokes that help relax soft tissues at the beginning of the treatment, followed by the squeezing, rolling, or kneading gestures of petrissage. Deep, circular motions make up the friction phase, in which layers of tissue rub against one another to boost circulation. Therapists conclude the massage with tapotement, a rapid cadence of percussive taps performed with cupped hands, fingers, or the edge of the hand.

Whereas Swedish massage focuses on relieving mental and physical tension, deep-tissue massage has more specific concerns. Due to stress and other factors, the layer of connective tissue that covers and interpenetrates the body's muscles and bones—the fascia—often tenses up, resulting in muscle knots and a painful buildup of lactic acid. Deep-tissue massage aims to warm up the fascia and release the accumulated toxins. To achieve this, the therapist’s fingers, thumbs, and elbows move along the body in slow, deliberate strokes, applying pressure to penetrate beyond superficial muscle layers. Although the intensity can produce some discomfort, deep-tissue massage should still be relaxing; the goal, after all, is to relieve the tension between muscles and their weird roommate, the skeleton.


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  • “Great massage, I would definitely recommend lotus bliss. ”

  • “I thoroughly enjoyed the superb service I received today from Nicole at Lotis Bliss Health & Wellness Center. She is a truly professional who gives a very through...”

    “I thoroughly enjoyed the superb service I received today from Nicole at Lotis Bliss Health & Wellness Center. She is a truly professional who gives a very through and invigorating massage, and great follow up advise. I recommend her services wholeheartedly!”

  • “Absolutely the best powerful and skillful deep tissue massage anywhere”

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    Arbutus

    5515 C Selma Ave

    Halethorpe, Maryland 21227

    410-501-3976

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