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4 / 116 Cockman Road, Greenwood 6024
Pigmentation, Manicure, Face Peeling, Eyebrow and Eyelash Treatments, Body Exfoliation
1/60 Hardware Ln, Melbourne Cbd 3000
Pre and Post Natal Massage, Aromatherapy Massage, Nail Polish, Brazilian Waxing, Chinese Massage
20 Falcon Street, Crows Nest 2065
Energy Healing, Aromatherapy Massage, Lymphatic Drainage, Body Massage, Chinese Massage
Shop 1 466 Swanston Street, Carlton 3053
Face Mask, Acne Treatments, Skin Treatments, Relaxation Massage, Personal Training
205 Clovelly Road, Randwick 2031
Head Massage, Electrolysis, Spray Tanning and Sunless Tanning, Detox, Eyelash Tint
649 Burwood Road, Hawthorn East 3123
Spa, Head Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Swedish Massage, Body Massage
14 Bixa St, Southport 4215
Back Facial, Scalp Treatments, Spray Tanning and Sunless Tanning, Acne Treatments, Lip waxing
1 127 Military Road, Neutral Bay 2089
Wedding Makeup, Cosmetic Tattooing, Skin Treatments, Blow Dry, Eyebrow Threading
6/7 Gateway Drive, Biggera Waters 4216
Deep Tissue Massage, Male Waxing, Shoulder Massage, Eyebrow Waxing, Underarm Waxing
Shop 11 Upstairs in Bronberg Plaza (inside HAIRayz Salon), 138-152 Slatyer Avenue, Bundall, Bundall 4217
Skin Treatments, Makeup, Stone Massage Therapy, Therapeutic Massage, Eyelash Tint
Shop 1 19 Railway Street, Mudgeeraba 4213
Spray Tanning and Sunless Tanning, Body Massage, Lip waxing, Shoulder Massage, Gel Nails
50 Nerang St, Southport 4215
Leg Massage, Shoulder Massage, Aromatherapy Massage, Back Massage, Arm Massage
70 Glebe Point Road, Glebe 2037
Gel Polish, SNS Nails, Skin Treatments, Pigmentation, Face Waxing
44 Parcoola Avenue, Hope Valley 5090
Deep Tissue Massage, Myotherapy, Lymphatic Drainage, Remedial Massage, Oil Massage
Corner of Wynne St & Beenleigh St, Sunnybank Hills 4109
Head Massage, Rapid Tan, Gel Polish, Face Peeling, Shellac Polish
161 Bay St, Port Melbourne 3207
Hair Foil, Updos, Removal and Repair, Lash Lift, Blow Wave
3 159 Logan Road, Woolloongabba 4102
Swedish Massage, Wrinkles, Straighteners, Makeup, Chest Waxing
1742 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads 4220
Swedish Massage, Foot Reflexology, Aromatherapy Massage, Hot Stone Therapy, Thai Massage
1 / 66 Gawler Place, Adelaide Cbd 5000
Spa, Leg Waxing, Hot Stone Therapy, Back Facial, Waxing
Shop 9 210 Toorak Road, South Yarra 3141
Chinese Medicine, Foot Treatment, Neck Massage, Swedish Massage, Foot Spa
Shop 2 238 Toorak Road, South Yarra 3141
Gua Sha, Stone Massage Therapy, Foot Reflexology, Candling, Body Massage

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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.