Swedish Massage Therapy

Swedish Massage, often referred to as a relaxation massage, is one of the more commonly known bodywork modalities.  Its main components are a combination of long smooth strokes (effleurage) and kneading (petrissage) on the superficial layers of muscular tissue.  Sometimes, in addition to the gentler techniques, a therapist will incorporate more fast-paced movements such as percussion (tapotement) and cross fiber friction.  Each unique component, as well as the combinations of them, promotes bodily healing and enhances the sense of wellbeing.

Swedish Massage 2018What Are The Benefits of Swedish Massage

  • Relieves muscular pain
  • Reduces emotional stress
  • Detoxifies the body
  • Strengthens immunity
  • Improves circulation
  • Increases flexibility
  • Speeds up recovery from injury
  • Promotes restful sleep

The more vigorous techniques provide additional benefits. Tapotement promotes the expulsion of phlegm by loosening the mucus in the lungs. Cross fiber friction warms the muscles and breaks up adhesions (knots).

Contraindications

While Swedish Massage is safe for most patients, avoid massage if you are experiencing any of the following:

  • Fever
  • Open wounds
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Contagious illnesses

Consult your doctor pre-massage if you have any of the following:

  • Broken bones or fractures
  • Severe muscle strains
  • Swollen areas on body
  • Varicose veins
  • Recent surgery
  • Hypertension
  • Use of blood thinners

Signature Massage Rates

Our Award-Winning Signature Massage is our most commonly booked appointment. Our Signature Massage is a custom blend of various massage modalities designed to increase general well-being and help to relieve pain, tension, and stress. It can focus on the main area of pain and postural tension, or it can be a relaxing full body massage.

*Pediatric massage rates are at member pricing (20% off).

*Very Important: At the time of booking, please discuss the type of massage or other service you are expecting when you schedule your appointment. This will ensure we match you with the most appropriate staff member for your needs.

We require a Credit Card on file to schedule any appointment at MTW. If you need to reschedule, please notify the office at least 24 hours prior to your appointment start time to avoid the Late Cancellation Fee.