Swedish Massage in Tuckahoe

$37 for a 60-Minute Relaxation Massage at Gentle Hands Massage ($75 Value)

Gentle Hands Massage

Richmond

$75 $37

Certified massage therapist with a background in athletic training and sports medicine; massage uses Swedish techniques to encourage calm

60- or 90-Minute Swedish or Deep-Tissue Full-Body Massage at Heavenly Handed Spa Services (51% Off)

Heavenly Handed Spa Services

The Diamond

$65 $32

Effleurage and petrissage methods are used in a Swedish massage, or intense, deliberate strokes and kneads are used in a deep-tissue massage

Swedish, Deep-Tissue, or Hot-Stone Massages at Bardos Massage and Wellness (Up to 52% Off). Six Options Available.

Bardos Massage and Wellness

The Wellness Studios at Courthouse Commons

$75 $37

Certified massage therapist draws on knowledge of the body built over 25 years as a dancer to soothe pain

60- or 90-Minute Swedish, Deep-Tissue, Hot-Stone, or Sports Massage at Zen Massage Therapy (Up to 53% Off)

Zen Massage

The Fan

$75 $35

Therapist with 13 years of experience; choice of one of four massage modalities

60- or 90-Minute Swedish, Deep-Tissue, or Sports Massage at A New You Wellness Center (49% Off)

A New You Wellness Center

The Diamond

$65 $33

Massage therapists target stress, knotted muscles, and sports injuries with targeted kneads

One or Three 60-Minute Swedish or Hot-Stone Massages at Megan Leahy Massage (Up to 54% Off)

Megan Leahy Massage

Richmond

$65 $30

Massage therapist melts away pain and tension with hot stones or long, flowing Swedish strokes

Swedish Massage with Optional Facial or One Deep-Tissue or Sports Massage at Kimora’s Day Spa & Salon (Up to 51% Off)

Kimora’s Day Spa & Salon

The Fan

$125 $62

Kiss stress goodbye before a deep-tissue, sports, or Swedish massage; add a facial to the Swedish massage for an extra half-hour of bliss

Swedish Massage and Optional Hot Stones or Three Swedish Massages at Serenity Therapeutic Massage (Up to 57% Off)

Serenity Therapeutic Massage

N. Chesterfield

$80 $35

Licensed massage therapist uses flowing Swedish strokes to ease chronic tension and promote stress relief; hot stones enhance relaxation

60-, 75-, or 90-Minute Swedish Massage at Relax & Rejuvenate (Half Off)

Relax & Rejuvenate

North Chesterfield

$80 $40

Relax under the skilled hands of a licensed massage therapist at this soothing office

$32 for One 60-Minute Therapeutic Massage at Just Breathe Massage ($65 Value)

Just Breathe Massage

Chester

$65 $32

Certified massage therapist blends massage modalities for custom massage; complementary hot-stone therapy and heated body wrap available

One or Three 60-Minute Swedish or Deep-Tissue Massages at In Good Hands Massage Therapy LLC (Up to 52% Off)

In Good Hands Massage Therapy LLC

Fredericksburg

$80 $45

Massage therapist relieves pain and stress with gliding Swedish strokes or the more intense, focused pressure of deep-tissue kneads

60- or 90-Minute Massage with Aromatherapy or Topical Pain Relief Add-On at LaVida Massage (Up to 48% Off)

LaVida Massage

Woodbridge

$94.95 $49

Massage therapist customizes strokes during 60- or 90-minute massage with choice of aromatherapy or topical pain relief add-on service

Reflexology or Rejuvenation Massage or a Full-Body Salt Scrub at TJ'S Healing Touch LLC (Up to 53% Off)

TJ'S Healing Touch LLC

Newport News

$75 $35

A therapist's hands relieve tense muscles in Swedish-inspired massages with optional reflexology; salt scrub exfoliates the whole body

Massage at Just What I Kneaded Massage Studio Inc. (Up to 51% Off). Three Options Available.

Just What I Kneaded Massage Studio Inc.

Newport News

$69 $39

Seasoned massage therapist administers gentle, gliding strokes to vanquish aches, tension, stress, and knots

60- or 90-Minute Massage at Abundant Life Massage Therapy at Event Central (Up to 52% Off)

Abundant Life Massage Therapy

Newport News

$45 $22

Candice Jones combines massage modalities with soothing music and guided relaxation techniques

60- or 90-Minute Swedish Massage at Balanced Bodyworks Massage Therapy (Up to 50% Off)

Balanced Bodyworks Massage Therapy

Woodbridge

$100 $50

Long, flowing strokes of Swedish massage work to alleviate back pain and induce relaxation

One or Three 60-Minute Swedish Massages at Indulging Hands Therapy (Up to 59% Off)

Indulging Hands Therapy

St. Charles

$65 $30

Seasoned massage therapist promotes relaxation and stimulates lymph flow with soothing Swedish strokes

60-Minute Swedish or Couples Massage at L&N Massage (Up to 56% Off)

L&N Massage, LLC

Located Inside The Moss Business Center

$123 $59

Alone or in pairs, clients slip into serene, relaxing massages augmented with aromatherapy scents

60-Minute Swedish Massage at Universal Massage (50% Off)

Universal Massage

Portsmouth

$60 $30

Enjoy a 60-minute massage with an extra of your choice, including aromatherapy, a facial soother, stones, or a paraffin hand bath

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Owner Adia Winston draws from her background as a licensed nurse, aesthetician, and massage therapist while carrying out Luminous Skin Care and Wellness's approach to health and beauty. Bodies are healed and pampered head to toe as Adia performs restorative chemical peels and therapeutic massage. Faces show off reduced fine lines, sun damage, or acne scars after renewing chemical peels designed for dehydrated or sensitive skin. For the rest of the body, a massage therapist relieves mental, physical, and extradimensional tension with customized treatments that blend Swedish and deep-tissue modalities with aromatherapy and energy work.

9607 Gayton Rd
Henrico,
VA
US

Owner Adia Winston draws from her background as a licensed nurse, aesthetician, and massage therapist while carrying out Luminous Skin Care and Wellness's approach to health and beauty. Bodies are healed and pampered head to toe as Adia performs restorative chemical peels and therapeutic massage. Faces show off reduced fine lines, sun damage, or acne scars after renewing chemical peels designed for dehydrated or sensitive skin. For the rest of the body, a massage therapist relieves mental, physical, and extradimensional tension with customized treatments that blend Swedish and deep-tissue modalities with aromatherapy and energy work.

9609 Gayton Rd
Henrico,
VA
US

Effleurage: The Foundation of Relaxation

Swedish massage relies largely on a technique known as effleurage. Learn how it zaps stress with Groupon's peek at this basic stroke.

Effleurage is the glue that holds a Swedish massage together. Its smooth, gliding strokes may not deliver much pressure?the word itself is taken from a French verb that means "to touch lightly"?but the technique simultaneously soothes the nerves, boosts circulation, and allows the massage therapist to identify problem zones that need extra attention. Because effleurage doubles as an assessment tool, many therapists begin each massage with it, usually by gliding their open palms lightly across the body to feel for tense spots and potholes while acclimating the client to their touch. This form of effleurage is known as "superficial," and it serves a soothing prelude, epilogue, and transitional movement between deeper, more focused kneading.

A slightly more forceful style of effleurage is known as "deep effleurage." This form still uses gliding strokes, only with more pressure, as the therapist aims to stretch out the muscle tissue and the web of connective tissue that covers it. Therapists will generally direct the first part of their deep-effleurage stroke towards the heart, finishing with a lighter return stroke away from it. Not only does this warm up tissues for deeper muscle work, but it can also speed up the movement of blood and lymph fluid. This boost in circulation can help drain fluid from injured areas, reducing painful pressure while also releasing endorphins that further relax the entire body.

1901 Huguenot Rd., Ste. 201
N. Chesterfield,
VA
US

At Purple Petals, massage therapists take their time to pamper clients, performing fluid Swedish massages or therapeutic treatments that alternate light and deep pressure. Reflexology sessions work to treat ailments through precise pressure on the feet, and deep tissue massages use slow, firm pressure to relieve stubborn aches.

1901 Huguenot Road, Suite 201
Bon Air,
VA
US

As a physical therapist with his own private practice, Hand & Stone founder and chief operating officer John Marco made sure that he kept abreast of the rapidly growing health and wellness industry. After a period of careful research and planning, John decided to create a spa based around convenience and affordability—Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa.

Since its launch, Hand & Stone has expanded to more than 20 states and four planets. The spa’s core concept is to offer massage, facial, and hair-removal services performed by licensed, certified, or registered professionals and offered at convenient times, seven days a week. Each location adheres to a traditional spa aesthetic with soft lighting, heated treatment tables, and plush linens.

11873 W Broad St
Henrico,
VA
US

The Ohana Center helps clients discover the healing power within their own hands through informative massage classes that cover a wide range of modalities. Certified instructors teach students how to manage pain and stress with courses in couples massage, basic anatomy, and infant massage.

4621 4 Seasons Terrace
Glen Allen,
VA
US