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Top 20 Swedish Massage venues

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

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  1. Anasa Healing
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    Anasa Healing

    219 Magill Road, Maylands 5069
    Anasa Healing is a beautiful haven of calmness and healing. It combines acupressure, Swedish massage, remedial massage, reflexology and relaxation techniques.
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  2. Endless Beauty
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    Endless Beauty

    161 Blackall Drive , Greenwood 6024
    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.
    (103)
  3. Eye on Beauty (inside HAIRayz Salon)
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    Eye on Beauty (inside HAIRayz Salon)

    Shop 11 Upstairs in Bronberg Plaza (inside HAIRayz Salon), 138-152 Slatyer Avenue, Bundall, Bundall 4217
    Eye On Beauty is your salon for amazing facials and extractions, therapeutic massage, brow and lash tinting, makeup and sunless tanning.
    (7)
  4. Get Goddess Hair & Beauty
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    Get Goddess Hair & Beauty

    6/99 Bloomfield Street, Cleveland 4163
    Release your inner goddess at Get Goddess Hair & Beauty. Services include hair and eyelash extensions, facials, teeth whitening, cosmetic tattooing, and wax.
  5. The Body Barber
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    The Body Barber

    81 Albert St, Windsor 3181
    Staffed by professional male aestheticians The Body Barber is dedicated to providing high-quality and meticulous body hair grooming.
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  6. Unique Eyebrows & Day Spa
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    Unique Eyebrows & Day Spa

    1 127 Military Road, Neutral Bay 2089
    Unique Eyebrows & Day Spa, your personal beauty specialist. Feel totally amazing and choose from eyebrow and lash treatments, facials, hair styling and massage.
    (17)
  7. Lovely Beauty Lounge
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    Lovely Beauty Lounge

    Shop 1 / 868 Old Cleveland Road, Carina 4152
    Lovely Beauty Lounge is chic beauty studio in the heart of Carina offering flawless beauty treatments and customer service.
    (1)
  8. Exclusively Beauty
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    Exclusively Beauty

    1 / 158 Northumberland Street , Liverpool 2170
    Exclusively Beauty is your Liverpool destination for results-based beauty treatments delivered by expert professionals dedicated to exceptional customer service.
  9. My Personal Therapy
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    My Personal Therapy

    256 Carlisle Street, Balaclava 3183
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  10. Queens Thai Massage
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    Queens Thai Massage

    Shop 1 / 104 Railway Street, Corrimal 2518
    Queens Thai Massage is a tranquil authentic Thai massage studio. Let your worries melt away with traditional Thai, remedial, oil, or deep tissue massage.
    (10)
  11. Harmony Remedial Thai Massage
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    Harmony Remedial Thai Massage

    Shop 8 / 254 Kingsgrove Rd, Kingsgrove 2208
    Harmony Remedial Thai Massage is your go-to for great massage in Kingsgrove. Let the team of expert massage therapists rejuvenate your body with relaxing or rigorous therapy.
    (5)
  12. Smoke & Mirrors
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    Smoke & Mirrors

    Suite 1 / 4 Nelson Street, Kenthurst 2156
    Smoke & Mirrors is a Kenthurst custom make up studio specialising in bespoke blends and other beauty services.
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  13. Hair and Beauty Touch
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    Hair and Beauty Touch

    78 Glen Eira Road, Ripponlea 3185
    Pamper yourself and come to Hair and Beauty Touch. The skilled beauty therapists offer hair styling and colouring, Keratin treatments, facials, and makeup.
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  14. Arokaya St Kilda Thai Massage
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    Arokaya St Kilda Thai Massage

    120 St Kilda Road, St Kilda 3182
    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.
    (26)
  15. Buddha Gardens Day Spa
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    Buddha Gardens Day Spa

    1 Skinners Shoot Road, Byron Bay 2481
    Buddha Gardens Day Spa is devoted to health, beauty and relaxation, offering relaxing massages, organic coffee scrubs, body wraps, facials and manicures.
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  16. Alora Wellness
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    Alora Wellness

    617 Burwood Road, Hawthorn 3122
    **OPEN NOW FOR REMEDIAL MASSAGE** Had a stressful week? Suffering from tight knots or tense muscles? Treat yourself to the ultimate experience in relaxation at Alora Wellness on Burwood Road in Hawthorn.
  17. Sansabai Herbal Thai Massage
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    Sansabai Herbal Thai Massage

    1742 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads 4220
    An oasis of relaxation and bliss awaits you at Sansabai Herbal Thai Massage. Indulge in hot stone therapy, reflexology, or traditional Thai or Swedish massage.
    (14)
  18. Siwalee Massage & Beauty
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    Siwalee Massage & Beauty

    Suite 2, Level 4, 600 George Street (Opposite Event Cinema), Sydney CBD 2000
    Siwalee Massage & Beauty works to ensure your health and beauty standards are met. Offering traditional Royal Thai Massage, Reflexology, Aromatherapy and more.
  19. Serenity Advanced Beauty
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    Serenity Advanced Beauty

    11 Adelaide Road, Gawler South 5118
    Serenity Advanced Beauty is a boutique beauty and cosmetic tattooing located in Gawler South.
  20. Wax'n Shape
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    Wax'n Shape

    206a William Street, Earlwood 2206
    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.
    (8)

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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