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What You'll Get
- $39 for one 60-minute Swedish massage ($70 value)
- Hours: Monday–Friday from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. and every other Saturday from 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
Jason Byron Campbell, #114266
Wendy Beckett #MT108515
_Carla T. Jensen #MT114354 _
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.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Not valid for clients active within the last 12 months. Appointment required; therapist gender preference required upon booking. Subject to availability, limited Saturday appointments available. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Two-massage option is not a couples massage. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.