Find a swedish massage therapist near Laguna Hills, CA

100+ near you

Find a swedish massage therapist near Laguna Hills, CA

100+ near you

Give us a few details so we can match you with the right professionals.

Zip code

Top 10 Swedish Massage Therapists near Laguna Hills, CA

5.0
from 30 reviews
5.0
(30)
GREAT VALUE
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
"Best massage in the OC. After getting back into a routine of intense workouts, Cedric was able to soothe many of my aching muscles. His technique is smooth but gentle and strong. The spa location is also a great gem to find and includes facials, a gym and many more items. I will definitely return!"
$60
estimated cost
Top Pro
5.0
from 40 reviews
5.0
(40)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 2 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
"Good morning Steve! I think Thai massage is a sleeping meds 😊. Cant open my eyes.....so sleepy😴. At the session it was hurting a lot on legs and I thought I will wake up with some pain but no pain at all 😵. So relaxed! Great job!! Looking forward to get a Swidish in next session soon!"
$85
estimated cost
Top Pro
4.9
from 24 reviews
4.9
(24)
  • 3 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
"I was under a lot of stress and needed a good therapy. I went online and checked with Tanisha and booked an appointment immediately. I must tell you, this place is heaven. The ambiance was very relaxing, we had an in-depth discussion about my requirement and the massage was 10/10. she was right on target, targeting the right points which made my pain and stress go away. Definitely I will be going again."
$85
estimated cost
4.7
from 19 reviews
4.7
(19)
  • 1 year in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
"I got this massage for my wife who is 38 weeks pregnant. Her OB recommended a pregnancy massage to relieve her back pain and sciatica. Jillian was very communicative from the request to her arrival. She even arrived at our home 15 minutes early, for set up and to talk to my wife on what her needs were. After her 90 Minute session, my wife was a different person: able to walk without pain in her back, legs, and overall felt refreshed. It’s been 48 hours since her massage, and she is still feeling great! She mentioned how she only wished she received more during her pregnancy! She wouldn’t hesitate to call upon Jillian again. She really like her technique and was very personable before and after, yet allowed her to relax during the session. We would certainly welcome Jillian back again. Just all around wonderful person, personable, professional, and superior value for the level of service. Thanks Jillian!"
$85
estimated cost
4.8
from 5 reviews
4.8
(5)
GREAT VALUE
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Marquita is the best massage therapist in Riverside! I have followed her to every place she works because she is that good! Marquita is on time, professional, is positive and always smiling. She is an expert in her field and is hardworking and dedicated. She goes above and beyond to work out all the kinks and makes you feel like a new person. Marquita is the best! "
$60
estimated cost
4.0
from 10 reviews
4.0
(10)
  • 19 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
"Lee has been my massage therapist for a while now. He is always prompt, professional, and very good at targeting and releasing tension. I continue to use him for his value and outstanding results. "
$55
estimated cost
4.8
from 24 reviews
4.8
(24)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 19 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
"Mark is a dedicated professional massage therapist. I receive weekly massages and he is one of the best that I have ever had. He listens to your needs, reviews his assessment, and provides excellent results! Jana Mar"
$90
estimated cost
5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Tonda is the best functional medicine/energy medicine.... massage therapist/biofeedback practitioner that I have ever been treated by. She provided amazing/life saving treatment for my golden-doodle. She is way more than just a massage therapist - she uses her medical intuitive skills along with her 30 years experience as a biofeedback therapist to confirm the cause of the animals challenge- usually a combination of emotional blocks, with subclinical infection and chemicals/heavy metals- and then treats it with her device and gets amazing results! Dr J- Wholistic Physician"
$95
estimated cost
4.9
from 16 reviews
4.9
(16)
  • 10 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
"Louise has done amazing massages. She is on time and professional. I have been a customer of Louise's for over 5 years and have always received a great massage. Louise just did another massage. She usually gives me Swedish massages."
contact for price
5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Jenni gives the best massages I've ever received. I've been to several therapists over time and I'd easily rate hers the best. She knows how to get the trouble spots without torturing you as well as just a really relaxing overall experience. She's very kind, professional, and meets my requests for the day - level of firmness, specific areas, etc. Love Jenni's massages!!"
contact for price

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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.

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.
Why hire professionals on Thumbtack?
Free to use

You never pay to use Thumbtack: Get cost estimates, contact pros, and even book the job—all for no cost.

Compare prices side-by-side

You’ll know how much your project costs even before booking a pro.

Hire with confidence

With access to 1M+ customer reviews and the pros’ work history, you’ll have all the info you need to make a hire.