60- or 90-Minute Swedish or Deep-Tissue Massage at Crystal Gardens Massage & Energy Therapy (Up to 53% Off)

Northwest Virginia Beach

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In a Nutshell

Registered nurse and massage therapist Mary Kloecker uses organic lotions and warm stones as she kneads aches and tension from muscles

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Appointment required, 24-hour advance notice required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). 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.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $32 for a 60-minute Swedish or deep-tissue massage ($65 value)
  • $45 for a 90-minute Swedish or deep-tissue massage ($95 value)

Not valid for couples massage.

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.

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.

Customer Reviews

Mary is very professional and skilled in her craft. One of the best massages I have had in awhile!
Shilisa D. · January 22, 2017
Best massage I've had in a long time.
Alyssa · January 18, 2017
Mary was so awesome. One of the best massages that I have ever received. She was personable and professional and catered to my needs. Highly recommend.
Margaret W. · January 16, 2017
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    4658D Haygood Rd

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