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· January 14, 2018
· November 24, 2017
· November 13, 2017
What You'll Get
Choose from Four Options
- $28 for a 50-minute Swedish massage (a $50 value)
- $37 for a 80-minute Swedish massage (a $70 value)
- $32 for a 50-minute deep-tissue massage (a $60 value)
- $41 for a 80-minute deep-tissue massage (a $80 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.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Appointment required, same day appointments accepted. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed voucher price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Valid only at listed location. Not valid for clients active within the last 6 months. Not valid for prenatal massage. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Rejuv Spa
With pampering services and a relaxing atmosphere, Rejuv Spa serves as an oasis for the overworked and overstressed. Licensed massage therapists trained in a variety of modalities—such as Swedish massage and hot-stone treatments—soothe the sore muscles of athletes, expecting mothers, and tense office workers. Facials leave skin feeling fresh and revitalized, and hydrating steam treatments help banish the signs of aging. To reduce unwanted bulges, technicians gently boost circulation with stimulating wood blocks or tighten tissues with lasers and vacuums.