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Suburb / Postcode
Service / Treatment
Endless Beauty
4 / 116 Cockman Road, Greenwood 6024
Eyebrow Tinting, Face Peel, Eyebrow Waxing, Face Mask, Neck Massage
Le Beau Monde
1/60 Hardware Ln, Melbourne CBD 3000
Eyebrow Tinting, Bikini Waxing, Eyebrow Waxing, Makeup, Acne Treatments
Noah Therapy
20 Falcon Street, Crows Nest 2065
Shiatsu, Swedish Massage, Sports Massage, Lymph Drainage, Hot Stone Massage
Suggar Beauty Clinic
Shop 1 466 Swanston Street, Carlton 3053
Organic Products, Deep Tissue Massage, Relaxation Massage, Acne Treatments, Body Massage
B3lle Medispa
205 Clovelly Road, Randwick 2031
IPL Hair Removal, Body Scrub, Face Peel, Cosmetic Tattooing, Spray Tan
Unique Eyebrows & Day Spa
1 127 Military Road, Neutral Bay 2089
Spray Tan, Head Massage, Cosmetic Tattooing, Scar Removal, Eyelash Tinting
Saradar Thai Massage & Art Gallery
649 Burwood Road, Hawthorn East 3123
Thai Massage, Spa, Body Scrub, Body Massage, Foot Massage
Capri Beauty Salon
14 Bixa St, Southport 4215
Electrolysis, Brazilian Waxing, Face Mask, G String Wax, Pedicure
Eye on Beauty (inside HAIRayz Salon)
Shop 11 Upstairs in Bronberg Plaza (inside HAIRayz Salon), 138-152 Slatyer Avenue, Bundall, Bundall 4217
Reflexology, Face Mask, Spray Tan, Makeup Lessons, Swedish Massage
Grace Beauty and Massage Salon
6/7 Gateway Drive, Biggera Waters 4216
Lip Waxing, Deep Tissue Massage, Back Massage, Eyebrow Waxing, Facial
Poise Beauty
110 George Street (Octagon Building Level 1, Suite F), Parramatta 2150
Bikini Waxing, Body Massage, Microblading, Cosmetic Tattooing, Lip Waxing
Gold Coast Massage and Day Spa
50 Nerang St, Southport 4215
Oil Massage, Relaxation Massage, Back Massage, Head Massage, Aromatherapy Massage
Devine Bliss Beauty
202 50 Marine Parade, Southport 4215
Bikini Waxing, G String Wax, Eyebrow Threading, Hair Styling, Cellulite Treatment
My Hands Healing Therapeutic Massage
44 Parcoola Avenue, Hope Valley 5090
Sports Massage, Relaxation Massage, Neck Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Swedish Massage
Sunero Hair and Beauty Centre
3 159 Logan Road, Woolloongabba 4102
Acne Treatments, Men's haircuts, Body Massage, Swedish Massage, Face Peel
Diamond's Beauty
Corner of Wynne St & Beenleigh St, Sunnybank Hills 4109
French Manicure, Brazilian Waxing, Nail Polish, Shoulder Massage, Face Peel
Cheeky Wax and Beauty
73 Burwood Road, Enfield 2136
Therapeutic Massage, Waxing, IPL Hair Removal, Body Massage, Eyebrow Threading
Sansabai Herbal Thai Massage
1742 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads 4220
Reflexology, Thai Massage, Swedish Massage, Body Massage, Hot Stone Massage
Zenicure Massage - South Yarra Shop 1
Shop 9 210 Toorak Road, South Yarra 3141
Shiatsu, Relaxation Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Acupuncture, Head Massage
Zenicure Massage - South Yarra Shop 2
Shop 2 238 Toorak Road, South Yarra 3141
Deep Tissue Massage, Neck Massage, Foot Spa, Relaxation Massage, Cupping
Universal Body (The Adelaide Spa)
1 / 66 Gawler Place, Adelaide CBD 5000
Brazilian Waxing, Aromatherapy Massage, G String Wax, Body Massage, Nail Polish

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Swedish Massage

Whether you’re a massage newbie, or you’re after a relaxing, no frills rub down without the fuss, Swedish massage is one of the best places to start. It’s one of the most popular types of massage in the Western world and is totally customisable depending on what you and your massage therapist are trying to achieve.

In contrast to Asian massage techniques, which focus on energy, flow and “chi”, Swedish massage is based on the Western concepts of anatomy and physiology.

What’s the big deal?

Swedish massage and it’s varied techniques form the basis for many other types of massage, including deep tissue, sports and aromatherapy massage, so there really is something for everyone.

Swedish massage was originally invented by Pehr Henrik Ling, a Swede, who combined sports medicine and gymnastic techniques to create a method for relieving sore muscles. However, Dutch practitioner Johan Georg Mezger is often credited with defining the original strokes that make up its method.

Apart from in English and Dutch speaking countries, Swedish massage is actually referred to as “classic” massage around the world.

What can you expect from a Swedish massage?

The main aim of Swedish massage therapy is to relax the body and mind. This is accomplished by targeted rubbing of the muscles with long, smooth strokes - no slapping, pinching or prodding here, thank you very much.

Other benefits include increased blood circulation, decreased stress and muscle tension and an improved range of motion. A standard Swedish massage session can last anywhere between 30-90 minutes, and should cover most major muscle groups in the body.

Prior to your massage, a trained therapist will ask you whether you suffer from any existing injuries, or whether there’s any particular part of the body you’d like them to focus on. When it comes to getting a massage, or any kind of treatment for that matter, one of the most important things to remember is that communication is key. Your therapist might be a trained expert, but they’re probably not a mind reader (though if they are, we’d like to meet them).

You’ll usually be asked to lie face down on the massage table, your modesty covered with a towel, of course. The therapist will then apply some oil or lotion, and get to work.

Swedish Massage Techniques

To give you a better idea of what to expect, here’s a breakdown of the five main techniques used within Swedish massage therapy:

  • Effleurage, which involves long, sweeping strokes alternating between light and firm pressure.
  • Petrissage, a technique which involves kneading the muscles to achieve deeper penetration, using the thumbs and knuckles.
  • Tapotement, which involves steady, rhythmic tapping using cupped hands, which helps to simultaneously loosen and stimulate the muscles. Think of it as a kind of pared back, karate chop technique.
  • Friction, which uses rapid movement to create heat within the muscles. This is often used as a sort of warm-up to prepare the muscles for deeper massage.
  • Vibration, or shaking, where the therapist will use a back and forth action of the fingertips or heel of the hand to help loosen up and relax the muscles.

Phew! Sounds like a lot to take in, but the main thing you need to remember when getting a Swedish massage is that all strokes should go in the direction of the flow of blood towards the heart.

Whether you’re after slow and gentle, or vigorous and intense, Bookwell’s curated directory of trained and licensed Swedish massage therapists will have you on your way to relaxation town in no time.