60- or 90-Minute Sports, Swedish, or Deep-Tissue Massage at Olympic Spa Body & Foot (Up to 63% Off)

Downtown Walnut Creek

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Sweden is the only country to have a massage style named after it, since most nations have not yet repealed their laws against relaxing. Exercise your right to unwind with this Groupon.

Choose From Four Options

  • $39 for a 60-minute sports or Swedish massage ($105 value)
  • $49 for a 60-minute deep-tissue massage ($115 value)
  • $69 for a 90-minute sports or Swedish massage ($155 value)
  • $79 for a 90-minute deep-tissue massage ($170 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.

Olympic Spa Body & Foot

Olympic Spa Body & Foot's therapists specialize in massage, releasing tension through gentle touch, firm pressure, or even the use of their full body weight. In addition to modalities such as deep-tissue or hot-stone massage, they also provide back-walk massages, carefully placing their feet as they stride along a client's back to massage away tension. Though they sometimes use hard pressure, everything else about their establishment is soft and inviting, from the draped fabrics to dim, warm lighting of sparsely placed lamps and napping fireflies.


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    “Massage was one of the best I had. Easy to schedule an appointment. For now I decided to stay with this place for my massages - their regular deal is priced well too, and they have loyal customer cards - you get a good deal after certain amount of visits.”


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    Downtown Walnut Creek

    1535 Olympic Blvd., 2nd Fl

    Walnut Creek, California 94596

    925-256-7648

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In a Nutshell

Therapist diminishes stress, tension, and pain with soothing strokes, light friction, and customized levels for sport-related injuries

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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