Find a swedish massage therapist near Paso Robles, CA

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Top 10 Swedish Massage Therapists near Paso Robles, CA

4.5
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4.5
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  • 22 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Annie Laurie's massages give your body and mind a restful healing experience. She's is very educated about the toxins in your body, and she can direct you to natural herbalist ways to improve functional health. She is totally kind and professional, and you are in good hands with her."

$65

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4.7
from 9 reviews
4.7
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GREAT VALUE
  • 14 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
"Wonderful!!! She was so kind during the massage... very professional"

$100

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5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
  • 13 years in business
"I highly recommend Rachele as a massage therapist. She is amazing as a therapist and is great if you need just a relaxing massage or you need some serious muscle work. She is professional, punctual and very nice."
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 14 years in business
"Been working with Lavona for about 8 months. I gave her a list of all my major physical issues and she immediately developed custom private yoga session's for me. The results and benefits of Yoga were amazingly fast . Every issue I had was resolved with consistent practice and dedication. I highly recommend giving yoga a try especially if you are frustrated with this medical system. It has helped me in so many ways. So glad I found Santosha yoga studio. "
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  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
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"Alexis is a graduate of Holistic Health Institute of Massage Therapy in San Luis Obispo. She combines intuition and technical skill to provide a touch that allows clients to release and let go of life's worries. She brings a diverse skill set and has worked within athletic, rehabilitation, and relaxation settings. Alexis is passionate about helping clients feel physically and emotionally self-aware during massage and even after you leave the table. Alexis has been a massage therapist for over two years. Her massage style blends muscle-specific trigger point techniques with deep flowing Swedish, as well as Cranial Sacral Therapy. She loves working with clients to alleviate pain and bring relief to issues of chronic discomfort, specializing in neck, shoulder and sciatica work. Alexis is committed to sharing her knowledge, resources and often recommends strectches as well as corrective exercises to support clients in meeting their goals of well-being. Blooming Rose has the best team that is in accord with Alexis view on the health practice of massage."
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  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"At Therapy by the Sea, we have set high standards in regards to our customer service because we want you to have the optimal spa experience. We are conveniently located on Main Street in Cambria, just minutes away from Hearst Castle. We have a comprehensive spa menu that includes several styles of massage therapy, replenishing spa facials, regenerative body polish packages, and spa packages that include wine tasting and some of the best dining experiences to be had on the Central Coast. Don't forget to check out our specials. We look forward to serving you."
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Q & A

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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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