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What You'll Get
Choose from Three Options
- $20 for one 30-minute Swedish massage (a $40 value)
- $35 for one 60-minute Swedish massage (a $70 value)
- $99 for three 60-minute Swedish massages (a $199.50 value)
The gentle pressure of Swedish massage makes it a popular method for treating pain and stress. Read our guide—rather than Norse sagas—to learn what to expect.
Swedish Massage: Four Steps to Relaxation
Most Europeans refer to Swedish massage as classic massage, possibly because the technique did not originate in Sweden. In fact, the individual elements of the style can be traced to all parts of the world, but it was a Dutch practitioner who established the system that combines four distinct motions—whose names, as it happens, are mostly French: effleurage, petrissage, friction, and tapotement. Together, the motions 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 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.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Valid only for new clients. Limit 1 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Promotional value for the first 2 options must but used in 1 visit. Promotional value for option 3 may be redeemed over multiple visits. Groupon value for option 3 expires 2 month from initial activation. Services must be used by the same person. Appointment required. 48-hr cancellation notice required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.