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).


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

Very Important: Please discuss the type massage your are expecting when you schedule your massage. This will ensure we match you with the most appropriate massage therapist for your needs. Each massage therapist at Moyer Total Wellness is very experienced, but also very different.

We require a Credit Card on file to schedule a massage or any service 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. To schedule an appointment, please call us at 3037569355. Members can also request an appointment online now!

We are conveniently located near 1-25 & Colorado, about 1/2 mile North of I-25 at the SW corner of Colorado Blvd. & Louisiana in Denver, just south of the Cherry Creek area, near Bonnie Brae, Wash Park, Observatory Park, Denver University, and Cory Merrill.