Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage

What is Swedish Massage?

Swedish massage practitioners use a combination of specific movements and strokes to promote relaxation and relieve muscle tension, making it a popular massage technique. People often consider it a classic or traditional style of relaxation massage.

Swedish massage specifically designs its techniques to improve circulation, increase flexibility, and promote overall well-being.

Here are some of the standard techniques used in Swedish massage:


This technique involves long, gliding strokes with the palms, thumbs, or fingertips. Typically, Swedish massage therapists use it at the beginning and end of the massage session to help warm up and relax the muscles.


Petrissage involves kneading movements using the hands, thumbs, and fingers. It helps to gently lift and squeeze the muscles, promoting more profound relaxation and relieving muscle tension.


The massage therapist applies circular pressures with the palms, thumbs, or fingers to create heat and increase blood flow to specific areas. This technique is effective for releasing knots or adhesions in the muscles.


Vibration techniques use oscillatory movements or shaking motions to create a vibrating effect on the body. It can help to relax the muscles and promote a sense of relaxation and well-being.


Percussion techniques involve rhythmic tapping or brisk hacking movements. These movements can help to invigorate the muscles and stimulate circulation.

Passive and Active Movements

During the massage session, the therapist may occasionally incorporate passive or active movements. In passive activities, the therapist gently moves and stretches your limbs. On the other hand, active movements require your active participation in stretching and range-of-motion exercises.


People of all ages can safely enjoy Swedish massage, as it can be customised to meet individual needs and preferences. Before receiving a massage, it is always advisable to consult with a qualified massage therapist or healthcare professional if you have any specific health concerns or conditions.

At PhysioWorks, we offer a satisfaction guarantee for our massages. If you are dissatisfied within the first 30 minutes of your massage, we will refund your money with no questions asked.

For more information or specific details about their massage services, contacting one of their PhysioWorks team members would be best.

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