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- $49 for one 60-minute Swedish massage ($90 value)
- $69 for one 90-minute Swedish massage ($130 value)
Swedish Massage: Four Steps to Relaxation
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.
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.
A Chat with Massage Savvy
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
At Massage Savvy each client's body is treated with care and provided with the necessary attention it requires. Here you are provided with a tranquil setting which is combined with the service of a professional to create the ultimate massage therapy experience.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
The need to aid others while educating them about their bodies and how to care for them better has always been an urgent matter for me. Achieving a degree in therapeutic massage was the first stage in this journey and the birth of Massage Savvy has helped see these goals to fruition.
What do you love most about your job?
Being able to blend a passion for providing great customer with a deep desire to assist people in need has always been a goal of mine. At Massage Savvy you are provided with a high level of professionalism that is matched with the same quality of service in a massage therapy setting.