One 50-Minute Swedish or Deep-Tissue Massage at Elle Marie Spa and Salon (Up to 60% Off)

Redondo Beach

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Massage therapist employs relaxing Swedish techniques or delves deeper to alleviate pain and tension

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Choose Between Two Options

  • $39 for one 50-minute Swedish massage ($89 value)
  • $49 for one 50-minute deep-tissue massage ($124 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.

Customer Reviews

Masseuse has great technique - very relaxed after massage.
Byron P. · December 22, 2016
Elle is great, very recommendable
MABI R. · September 19, 2016
The place is beautiful and located inside the mall. Elle did a great job on my face. My skin feels smooth and can't wait for my next session. She is very knowledgeable when it comes to skin and the best products for you.
Lynette O. · August 30, 2016
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    Redondo Beach

    524 South Pacific Coast Highway

    Redondo Beach, CA 90277

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