Find a swedish massage therapist near Springdale, AR

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Top 10 Swedish Massage Therapists near Springdale, AR

5.0
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5.0
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  • 17 years in business
"Shawn is amazing...my body always feels better after a massage with her. Her hands are magical. She both listens too and feels what your body needs!"
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  • 25 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"Krystal provided me with the best deep tissue massage I've ever had. She used lots of hot oils to heat the tissues and used her whole arm some of the time. She rubbed me from head to toe. It was an hour of pure bliss. She is very easy to talk to too. Very enjoyable experience."
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from 1 review
5.0
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  • 1 year in business
"An amazing massage, just what i needed!"
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  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"Yohann was very attentive and took his time addressing any areas of concern. His strokes were deliberate and focused. I left in a total state of relaxation."
4.3
from 3 reviews
4.3
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  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"My second massage there — not as deep as I would like but better than average."
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New on Thumbtack
  • 1 year in business
"I specialize in gentle massage for people with stress, anxiety, and chronic pain related to sitting and office work. I take an integrative approach to massage, tailoring each session to your unique needs and preferences. I use a variety of techniques I have learned over the years to help clients relax, find relief from pain, and inhabit their bodies with more comfort and ease."
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"Hi my name is Justin Leonard I am a licensed massage therapist I am the owner and operator of Touch Of Zen mobile massage. I offer a healthy beneficial & easy way to help pain, muscle functions, and their dysfunctions, and overall health and well-being. A person may ask themselves how can massage be healthy? Massage causes physical relaxation, it improves circulation which nourishes cells and improves waste elimination, it gives relief of tight muscles and relive other aches and pains, it improves flexibility and range of motion, it can help release compression from carpal tunnel and sciatica pain, enhances energy and vitality, it can help reduce scar tissue, and help heal tendon, ligaments, and muscle tears, and it improve circulatory which helps with arthritis and edema. If you are wondering what kind of work I have done for others here is a list of a few more intense things I have worked on. A client with a seven-year-old whiplash injury that has been too many chiropractors and many highly accredited massage therapist says she has never felt relief from her injury until my hands work their magic. Another client with a 10-year old frozen shoulder from softball injury that I have released within one session after our second session she has been doing yoga for the last 3 months. My current client has a 25-degree anterior pelvic tilt that is now a weekly client after the first massage he told me for 5 or 6 days straight how he has had relief and is ready to come back. I'm not claiming to be the best in my field but in my clients eyes they tell me I'm the best. My massages are convenient because if preferred I do house calls so you don't have to leave the comfort of your own home I tried to beat Expectations by my clients by putting my full commitment heart and soul into my massages. So far my clients love my work and tell me that I'm headed for the top, my clients feel secure around me they love the quality of my work and say Im very unique in my personality and technique. You might be thinking is it hard to get my issues addressed? I am here to tell you that you're in luck it is very easy... just pick up the phone and call Justin Leonard LMT and feel the Touch Of Zen."
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New on Thumbtack
  • 14 years in business
"I have been a practicing massage therapist for over 12 years. Specializing in deep tissue"
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New on Thumbtack
"I use a variety of techniques to customize your session to fit your needs."

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What are the different Swedish massage techniques?

There are five main techniques in Swedish massage: effleurage, friction, petrissage, tapotement and vibration. Within each category there are various movements, all intended to ease muscle tension and pain. Each movement has a specific purpose for loosening, warming, soothing or stimulating your muscles during your massage. Here is a breakdown of each of the five Swedish massage techniques:

  • Effleurage: Sweeping, gliding, smooth long strokes done with the hands or forearms. These strokes can loosen and warm the body and are said to help stimulate blood flow.
  • Friction: These circular or transverse rubbing strokes are also warming and can get deeper into the muscle tissue. They should be avoided on injured or inflamed areas or areas.
  • Petrissage: Lifting, kneading, skin rolling, muscle rolling and wringing. These movements help with circulation, which stimulates cell regeneration, and aid in loosening tense muscles.
  • Tapotement: Tapping, plucking, cupping and pounding. Tapotement movements can help improve blood circulation and cell rejuvenation, and also relax and release tight muscles.  
  • Vibration: Rocking, shaking and trembling movements. These motions can help muscles release.

What is a Swedish style massage?

Swedish massage is proven to lower blood pressure and reduce stress, according to the International Journal of Preventative Medicine, as well as to relieve depression and anxiety and aid in recuperation from chronic illness. Swedish massage is also referred to as classical massage, and — contrary to popular understanding — does not originate from Sweden. There are five main strokes, or movements, that make up a Swedish massage: effleurage, friction, petrissage, tapotement and vibration. Each technique was created to help soothe, stimulate, soften, and rejuvenate muscles and other soft tissue.

During a Swedish style massage, the client will lie on a massage table in a comfortable position — usually facedown to start. Clients can choose to be clothed or nude; if they are nude, the massage therapist will drape them with a cloth so they are never exposed. A Swedish massage typically lasts from 45 to 120 minutes, depending on client need and pricing agreement. During the massage, the therapist typically employs all of the stroke techniques as a way to ease any tension in the body. Swedish massage is one of the most gentle types of massage and is known for being soothing and relaxing.

Why is it called a Swedish massage?

Everyone loves Swedish massage. It’s soothing and relaxing and, according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, is proven to relieve pain. Swedish massage can also relieve symptoms associated with chronic illness, arthritis, depression and other ailments. The term Swedish massage is actually a massive mixup, according to Massage Magazine. The technique would be more aptly named classical massage, which it is often called. What we in the United States refer to as Swedish massage was actually invented by a Dutch physician named Johan Georg Mezger. Mezger systematized and gave French names to the five massage techniques used today in Swedish (or classic) massage: effleurage, friction, petrissage, tapotement and vibration. The confusion began when the techniques systematized by Mezger were attributed to Per Henrik Ling, the founder of the Swedish Movement System who had practiced his similar techniques in his gymnasium. In many parts of the world, Swedish massage is called classic massage, and most massage therapists will understand either term.

How much does it cost to get a Swedish massage?

Having a Swedish massage can promote relaxation, relieve stress and help you feel great. The national average price range to hire a massage therapist is $70-$90, with prices varying based on length of massage and location. Costs may be higher for a Swedish massage if the client would like services in their home or office, as the massage therapist has to transport their massage table and account for transportation costs. Geographic location can also affect costs, as regions with a lower cost of living and a lower cost to do business will have lower rates than pricey areas such as San Francisco or New York. Here are some examples of average Swedish massage costs:

  • $50 for a 60-minute massage in North Texas.
  • $55 for a 60-minute massage in Central Texas.
  • $60 for a 60-minute massage in New Jersey.
  • $100 for a 60-minute massage in San Francisco Bay Area.

How long is a Swedish massage?

A Swedish massage can range from 45 minutes to 120 minutes or more. A longer massage allows the massage therapist to give you an all-over massage and then circle back to focus on areas in need of extra bodywork. Some massage therapists recommend that your first massage be longer to give the therapist time to learn more about your health and any injuries or pain before providing you with a healing massage. The longer your massage, the more it will cost. Swedish massage is made up of five body strokes designed to relax, heal, improve circulation and maintain health. The techniques are called effleurage, friction, petrissage, tapotement and vibration. During Swedish massage, all parts of the body are addressed, and the client is often unclothed and draped with a cloth. Swedish massage is proven to be beneficial to mental and physical health, and has been shown by the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine to boost the immune system.

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