What is a Swedish Massage?

Swedish Massage has been around since the late 1700’s. It was developed by a Swedish physician by the name of Peter Henrik Ling. He combined Chinese medical massage techniques and sports medicine to create a technique centred around decreasing muscle soreness, increasing flexibility and promoting general health. Swedish Massage is one of the most common and effective massage therapy modalities.

The process promotes total relaxation and muscle tension release. It is one of the most common and effective massage therapy treatments used today.

How is the massage performed?

Because massage oils are used and the whole body is treated, a massage therapist will ask you to undress to your level of comfort but keeping your underwear on. You will be covered at all times and only areas which are being massaged will be exposed.

The strokes used in Swedish Massage are a combination of long and gliding movements. It is a wonderful combination of light to firm gliding strokes, integrated with stretching and ranging of the joints.

The use of oils is an essential part of the massage as well as kneading, vibration, tapping and friction. A massage therapist also will incorporate stretching to elongate the musculature structure. Additionally, the use of joint mobilization to open and soften the joints.

What are the benefits of a Swedish Massage?


With a Swedish Massage you gain many benefits which include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Helps to lower stress and can assist in overall relaxation.
  • Can increase flexibility of muscles and open joints.
  • Improve posture by relieving overcompensating muscles.
  • Improves range and motion of limbs and muscles.
  • Improves circulation, which brings more oxygen to muscles and other tissues.
  • Flushing out of Metabolic by-products.
  • Increase of serotonin levels to improve sleep
  • Relieve headaches as a result of stress and/or poor circulation.


  • 30 minutes - $30.00
  • 45 minutes - $40.00
  • 60 minutes - $55.00
  • 90 minutes - $77.50