Choose from Three Options
- $35 for a one-hour custom massage (a $75 value)
- $45 for a 90-minute custom massage (a $90 value)
- $99 for three one-hour custom massages (a $225 value)<p>
The gentle pressure of Swedish massage makes it a popular method for treating pain and stress, and it forms the base for a custom blend of many other techniques at Therapeutic Massage Associates. 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.
Therapeutic Massage Associates - Maria Geisbert
Signature Service: Massage therapy
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
7939 Honeygo Blvd. Ideal Health Suite 215
White Marsh, MD 21236