The Swedish Massage 

What happens during a treatment?

Swedish massage is rooted in Western practices of anatomy and physiology. To perform this type of massage, a licensed therapist applies an arsenal of pressure styles that include stroking, kneading, striking, rubbing, and vibrations while using massage oil, lotion, or cream (depending on the Clients preference) to help their strokes glide. They focus the pressure along the muscles that run the length of the body.

What are the benefits of Swedish massage?

The pressure from Swedish massage is ideal for relieving muscle tension, like the kind that builds up from hunching over a computer or desk all day. This tension can sometimes result in knots: trigger points of extremely tense muscle fibers that form tiny nodules. Massage therapists are trained to feel for these knots, and Swedish-massage techniques are ideal for gently coaxing them away.

Are there any other benefits besides looser muscles?

The whole Swedish experience is also a potential stress reliever, which is a benefit itself. Plus, it can improve blood flow, delivering more oxygen to cells. A lesser-known benefit—moisturized, glowing skin—results from the application of massage oil/lotion/cream. 

How long should it last?

Therapists at Sedona Massage commonly offer 30-minute, 60-minute, and 90-minute versions of the Swedish Massage. A longer massage, though, gives the therapist more time to work on each muscle group or to focus on a particularly tense area.