Swedish Massage or Deep-Tissue Massage with Foot Scrub or Steam at Ultimate Touch Body Massage (Up to 42% Off)

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Massage therapist lavishes muscles with flowing strokes or firm kneads; exfoliating foot scrubs or steam treatments further relax clients

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. New customers only. Appointment required 48 hours in advance. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Three Options

  • $39 for a 60-minute Swedish massage ($65 value)
  • $58.50 for a 90-minute Swedish massage with sugar foot scrub ($100 value)
  • $71.50 for a 90-minute deep tissue massage with deep muscle steam treatment ($120 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.

Customer Reviews

She is amazing!! I have made her my regular massage therapist. Joanne is the best Massage Therapist I've ever had and I have had many. She is patient, skilled, and kind. The pressure was perfect and she got rid of all of my tension. I would definitely recommend going to Ultimate Touch!
Kayla W. · March 15, 2017
very clean and a very good massage
Cheryl P. · August 16, 2016
Great experience!
Victoria K. · August 15, 2016
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    Located within Headlines salon and spa

    7008 W 127th St.

    Palos Heights, IL 60463

    +17086500316

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