Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage - Beaches Therapeutic Massage - Michelle McBride
  • 60min $90
  • 90min $110

Swedish massage is one of the most commonly offered massage techniques. It’s sometimes called a classic massage. The technique aims to promote relaxation by releasing muscle tension. Swedish massage is gentler than deep tissue massage and better suited for people interested in relaxation and tension relief.

The Benefits

The Swedish (or classic) massage is the most requested treatment because it addresses a broad range of concerns for most people (for example, the stiffness you feel in your neck from hunching over a computer screen all day or the overall tightness and anxiety you feel from life in general. The ultimate goal of a Swedish massage is to relax the entire body by increasing circulation of blood and oxygen while decreasing any muscle toxins or tension.

The Strokes

There are five basic strokes used in combination throughout a Swedish massage: effleurage (long, gliding strokes), petrissage (kneading the muscles), friction (circular or strumming motions), tapotement (fast tapping) and vibration (rapidly shaking certain muscles). Though the pressure will be customized to your liking, generally speaking, Swedish massages use a lighter touch and are sometimes paired with some gentle stretching.

We use hot stones, CBD products, and aromatherapy as an adjunct to this and other modalities as needed.