Swedish (Full Body Relaxation)
A Swedish massage is the most well-known and widely practiced type of therapeutic massage—and for good reason. This type of massage focuses on muscle relaxation, targeting superficial muscles (rather than the connective tissues targeted in deep-tissue massage) and increasing blood circulation. This massage sometimes includes a relaxing head massage (also known as a scalp massage. A scalp massage is almost the best part yet the least requested.
Some benefits to why a Swedish massage might be the best choice for you include (but not limited to):
Reduced stress. Swedish massages are meant to maximize relaxation—you’ll be on a massage table, in a serene environment, with a professional spending an extended time (between 60 – 120 minutes) giving you the combination of the hands-on attention and the environment to assist in reducing or eliminating tension headaches, giving you more energy, and allowing you to get a better night’s rest.
Improved immune system. One other great benefit of reducing your stress with a Swedish massage is that the lower cortisol levels allow your immune system to grow stronger, meaning that you’re less likely to get sick and can spend more time doing the things you enjoy.
Increased blood flow. Your Swedish Massage uses effleurage – a long, stroking motion in the direction of blood flow towards the heart – in order to open up your blood vessels and increase your blood flow. Increased blood flow means that your muscles are getting more nutrients and oxygen and that your body is removing toxins more efficiently.
Increased flexibility. When your muscles are more relaxed, you’re able to experience a wider range of motion.
Swedish massage is a great way to treat yourself—but it’s also a lot more than that. The physical and mental health benefits of a Swedish massage make it a great option for those new to massage or someone looking for a complete massage experience.
60 Minutes $84
75 Minutes $104
90 Minutes $124
120 Minutes $144
*Aromatherapy, Sugar/ Salt Scrubs are available upon request. Different Therapists offer different items. Make sure to ask when scheduling*
Call My Happy Place Massage at 410-638-6774 or fill out our online scheduling form to schedule an appointment. If you have a preference for a particular massage therapist, let us know.