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What You'll Get
Choose From Three Options
- $56 for one 60-minute Swedish or deep-tissue massage ($120 value)
- $148 for three 60-minute Swedish or deep-tissue massages ($360 value)
- $228 for three 60-minute custom massages with chiropractic package ($610 value)
Chiropractic package includes a consultation and x-ray (if needed).
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.
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About The Health & Wellness Clinic
At The Health & Wellness Clinic, Doctor of Chiropractic Connie Chipp and other physicians turn to a vast range of healing techniques to treat chronic pain and other health concerns. Spinal correction and adjustments are, of course, the specialty, and the doctors can use postural screening to help inform them as they work to treat back pain, neck pain, headaches, and other conditions that originate in the spine. In addition to cutting-edge chiropractic treatments, the staff here can also turn to massage to ease muscular tension, or acupuncture, which aims to control and regulate the flow of energy in the body and promote overall health.