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Top 20 Swedish Massage venues

Here is our pick for the top venues offering Swedish Massage from around Australia.

  1. Brees Beauty Room

    1 / 2 Smith Street, Charlestown 2290
    Rating:
    (9)
    Brees Beauty Room provides excellent service at affordable prices. Treatments include waxing, manicures, pedicures and spray tans, and brows and lashes.
  2. Splash Beauty

    40 Tweed Mall, Cnr Wharf & Bay Streets, Tweed Heads 2485
    Rating:
    (10)
    Splash Beauty offers convenience and fabulous treatments. Known for their fabulous facials, you can get microdermabrasion, waxing and eyelash extensions, too.
  3. Revive Beauty Clinic

    Shop 3/20 Howard Road, Padstow 2211
    Rating:
    (39)
    Revive Beauty Clinic offers the ultimate in luxurious beauty treatments; skin needling, ultrasound fat cavitation and pro whitening teeth treatments.
  4. Glamshell Beauty

    63 Ferguson Street, Williamstown 3016
    Rating:
    (41)
    Glamshell Beauty, the place for all your beauty and spa needs including nails, brow and lash treatments, plus waxing. Or spoil yourself with a Spa Package.
  5. Endless Beauty

    4 / 116 Cockman Road, Greenwood 6024
    Rating:
    (49)
    Endless Beauty in Greenwood offers all you need to look and feel amazing. They use Naturaceuticals and Skin O2 products to offer the best treatment in skin.
  6. Arokaya St Kilda Thai Massage

    120 St Kilda Road, St Kilda 3182
    Rating:
    (14)
    For true therapy and relaxation, book in with Arokaya St Kilda Thai Massage. Fell all your stresses and strains melt away with the signature Thai massage.
  7. Siam Spa 168

    3/5 Davenport Street, Southport 4215
    Rating:
    (7)
    Indulge in the most relaxing spa experience at Siam Spa 168. The professionals offer deep tissue massage, Swedish massage, hot stone massage, and Thai massage.
  8. Anasa Healing

    219 Magill Road, Maylands 5069
    Rating:
    (13)
    Anasa Healing is a beautiful haven of calmness and healing. It combines acupressure, Swedish massage, remedial massage, reflexology and relaxation techniques.
  9. Bill Horton's Healing Massage and Homeopathy

    37 Coral Fern Drive, Cooroibah 4565
    Rating:
    (5)
    Bill Horton's Healing Massage and Homeopathy is a truly gifted healer. Bill's services include Sports, Remedial, Hot Stone Massage, Reflexology, and Shiatsu.
  10. Eassa Day Spa

    34 Hindley Street, Adelaide CBD 5000
    Rating:
    (6)
    Eassa Day Spa offers a range of treatments including facials, cosmetic injectables, Thai massage, pregnancy massage, and eye, neck and décolletage treatments.
  11. Unique Eyebrows & Day Spa

    1 127 Military Road, Neutral Bay 2089
    Rating:
    (12)
    Unique Eyebrows & Day Spa, your personal beauty specialist. Feel totally amazing and choose from eyebrow and lash treatments, facials, hair styling and massage.
  12. Le Beau Monde

    1/60 Hardware Ln, Melbourne CBD 3000
    Rating:
    (14)
    Le Beau Monde offers a tranquil and relaxing environment by incorporating smooth jazz or classical music into massages, waxes, eyebrow art, facials and more.
  13. L'Aqua Day Spa

    31 Hamilton Ave, Surfers Paradise 4217
    Rating:
    (18)
    L'Aqua Day Spa is best described as a sanctuary from the world. Book in for a Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Swedish, Aromatherapy or Prenatal Massage.
  14. Capri Beauty Salon

    69 Bamboo Avenue, Benowa 4217
    Rating:
    (8)
    Capri Beauty Salon offers the latest beauty techniques, including electrolysis. Owner, Tina, also offers waxing, facials, mani, pedi, and microdermabrasion.
  15. Wax'n Shape

    206a William Street, Earlwood 2206
    Rating:
    (7)
    Wax’n Shape will leave you feeling great! Treat yourself to a great new look with services including waxing, eyebrow shaping, haircut and colour, and facials.
  16. La Beauty

    Shop 2721 Hooker Boulevard, Broadbeach Waters 4218
    Rating:
    (8)
    Visit La Beauty for the best skin, nails and body treatments. Choose from a tranquil massage, to rejuvenating facial or anti-ageing skin needling.
  17. Hair and Beauty Touch

    78 Glen Eira Road, Ripponlea 3185
    Rating:
    (5)
    Pamper yourself and come to Hair and Beauty Touch. The skilled beauty therapists offer hair styling and colouring, Keratin treatments, facials, and makeup.
  18. White Orchid Thai Day Spa

    137A Sylvan Road, Toowong 4066
    Rating:
    (1)
    Eltham Remedial Massage Clinic offers state-of-the-art facilities and experienced professionals to rehabilitate a wide range of musculoskeletal complaints.
  19. Odyssey Massage at InterContinental Sydney

    Level 9 117 Macquarie Street, Sydney CBD 2000
    Rating:
    (1)
    Relinquish your tensions to the healing hands of therapists at Odyssey Massage. Book in for a blissful Swedish massage, and bring your partner along too.
  20. Noor Beauty

    37 Tilba Street, Aberfeldie 3040
    Rating:
    (5)
    Noor Beauty caters to all your beauty needs. Choose from amazing Manicures and Pedicures, specialty facials including Microdermabrasion and Hydrodermabrasion.
Average rating of venues offering Swedish Massage accross Australia
4.8 · based on 357 reviews of 175 venues

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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.

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