60-Minute Swedish or Deep-Tissue Massage at Envy Paradise Massage & Spa (Up to 50% Off)

Bailey's Crossroads

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The flowing strokes of Swedish massage or the steady force of deep-tissue relieve muscle discomfort during 60-minute sessions

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Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Appointment required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Two Options

  • $35 for a 60-minute Swedish massage ($70 value)
  • $45 for a 60-minute deep-tissue massage ($90 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

Great massage.
Anusorn K. · November 6, 2016
This was my first massage. I did not know what to expect. Silvia was the most pleasant and kind person. She made me feel wonderful. I truly felt like I was in paradise. I plan to give two of my dear friends a gift certificate. Thank you Silvia for a wonderful experience. Marlene Ellis
Marlene E. · September 1, 2016
The massage was wonderful. The therapist was lovely and really listened to what I said so it turned out great. I did have a bit of trouble reaching them initially but once I got there it was well worth it.
Kim R. · August 25, 2016
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    Bailey's Crossroads

    5827 Columbia Pike

    Falls Church, VA 22041

    +17033104714

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