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Massage in Minneapolis

Minneapolis winters are brutal, lasting nearly five months and often feeling like an eternity, which means local Minnesotans are more in need of some self-care than ever. An easy way to be kind to yourself is to book a massage. Minneapolis is full of top-quality spas where you can be thoroughly pampered from head to toe. But what if you don’t want to book just any massage, but the best massage? Minneapolis has you covered there, too. To help you sift through all your options, we’ve narrowed down a list of our favorites:

Best Massages in Minneapolis

 

If you’re full of aches and pains and looking for relief, you’ll want the best massage. Minneapolis spas have you covered, and we’re here to single out the best of the best.

 

  • Infinity Bodyworks and Massage: Therapists here are focused on a combo of bodywork and acupuncture in order to help people suffering from everything from tennis elbow to fibromyalgia.
  • Sabai Body Temple: The massages are divine, but for an even more pampering experience, try one of the spa’s "rituals" which can run as long as two hours and include add-ons such as aromatherapy, herbal lotions, and mud masks.
  • Healthy Touch Massage & Wellness: Hand-picked massage therapists are rigorously trained in the art of Swedish massage and apply a holistic approach to clients’ various aches and pains.
  • Simply Grounded Therapeutic Massage: Trust. Confidence. Support. These are the things the staff at Simply Grounded pride themselves on and it shows. Their specialty? Healing Touch, which involves an element of spiritual ministry in addition to soothing kneads.
  • The Great Metropolitan Backrub: One of the biggest perks of this little massage spot? You can walk right in. Fully clothed therapeutic massage is their specialty so if you’re in a hurry and in a lot of pain, this might be the spot for you.

Couples Massage Tips

 

Getting a couples massage? Here’s what to know before you go!

 

What is a couples massage?

The answer is simpler than you think. A couple’s massage is when you and a friend each enjoy a massage side-by-side with two therapists that work at the same time. Depending on the spa, a  couple’s massage may include soothing music, aromatherapy, candle lighting, and other relaxing amenities.

 

Can I talk during the massage?

Yes . . but it's not recommended. The whole point is to relax, after all, and that means giving yourself permission to zone out. That said, every couple is different. The takeaway: if you're taking your partner to a couples massage, you should probably have a chat before your appointment about, well, chatting.


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Anointed Hands | Crystal, MN

 

Unlike other stuffy spas and chains, Elicia Bridges of Anointed Hands works for herself. A one-woman force of healing, she’s skilled in Swedish and deep-tissue massage. Clients rave about her so frequently, she’s often booked up weeks or even months in advance. Just check out a few of these 5-star reviews from satisfied customers:

 

“Fabulous massage, masseuse was very attentive to my sore areas!” – Teri S.

 

“Elicia is a very talented MT. It was my first professional massage, but her quality is instantly noticeable. You definitely won't regret spending more money for a longer session. Thank you, Elicia. I very much enjoyed this massage, and felt wonderful and relaxed the following week.” – Benjamin F.


“Elicia is AWESOME. If your muscles are tight, she can help loosen them up. We’ve been going for several months now.” – G R.

What to Know About Swedish Massage

 

What happens during a treatment?

Swedish massage is rooted in Western practices of anatomy and physiology. To perform this type of massage, licensed therapists apply an arsenal of pressure styles that include stroking, kneading, striking, rubbing, and vibrations. Using massage oil to help their strokes glide, they focus the pressure along the muscles that run the length of the body.

 

What are the benefits of Swedish massage?

The pressure from Swedish massage is ideal for relieving muscle tension, like the kind that builds up from hunching over a computer all day. This tension can sometimes result in knots: trigger points of extremely tense muscle fibers that form tiny nodules. Massage therapists are trained to feel for these knots, and Swedish-massage techniques are ideal for gently coaxing them away.


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Fitness 1 Training | Blaine, MN


Known and loved for its workouts and performance training, Fitness 1 is also home to excellent massages. But if you’re heading in for a massage, it’s pretty likely you’re coming from one of their strength-building classes. When you work your muscles hard, a Swedish massage often isn’t enough to help work out the tough knots and soreness that can arise. Instead, you need a sports massage, and thankfully Fitness 1’s therapists are true pros in the technique. They’ll focus on healing any injuries, soothing soreness, and emphasizing prevention to keep you ready for your next workout.

What to Know About Ashiatsu Massage

 

We’re answering some of the most common questions about the popular massage.

 

What is ashiatsu massage?

Ashiatsu massage is a barefoot massage technique that has been performed for thousands of years, with roots in Asia and India. During ashiatsu massage, the therapist positions themselves above the client while holding onto parallel bars attached to the ceiling. Using the bars for balance, the therapist then uses their feet to combat deep tension in the client's muscles.

 

What are the benefits of ashiatsu massage?

The main benefit of ashiatsu massage is that it allows the therapist to apply more pressure than they would otherwise be able to if they only used their hands. This is especially helpful for clients dealing with chronic tension that can't be tamed with a traditional deep-tissue massage. By targeting specific pressure points, the massage therapist's dancing motions can help decompress the spine in a way that may help relieve pinched nerves and back spasms.

 

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From the types of strokes to the benefits, we break down the basics of Swedish massage so you know exactly what to expect during your appointment.

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