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Top 10 Swedish Massage Therapists near Rancho Cucamonga, CA

4.8
from 21 reviews
4.8
(21)
GREAT VALUE
  • 1 year in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
"Beachside massage was actually recommended by a family member, who receives monthly massages, and has for a year now. This family member is very particular in who he likes and who he will recommend. My teenage son is in boxing and constantly stretching and informed me his muscles always feel tense. So, with the recommendation I contacted Beachside massage and I loved the ease in receiving an appointment within a week and within a time that worked for me. The prices are great and can afford you at the least a monthly massage. Very professional and listens well to your needs. The music is soothing and relaxing. My son left so happy and stated, and I quote, "I feel rejuvenated." I will definitely take my son back in a month or less for at least 2 hours worth of deep tissue massaging. Muscles tense up so quickly with the stresses of life. Makes me happy to see my son smiling and feeling, "rejuvenated.""

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5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"I had a lot of knots on my back due to stress and work, Ruby’s massage actually got rid of most of my knots, definitely need more to get rid of them all👍🏽"
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4.9
from 11 reviews
4.9
(11)
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"I went to Eric’s massage room and it was very nice. The room itself was very calming and soothing. Also very private. The massage was fantastic really amazing knows exactly where to massage. I had worked for 8days straight and was very very tired. The massage really helped me sleep that night. I will definitely go back for another soon!"
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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."
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5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 6 years in business
"Best massage ever. Consitant strong pressure and amazing flow and rhythm. Very professional. Truly a pain doctor. The location was great"
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
"Coming back each week!"
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4.6
from 36 reviews
4.6
(36)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 25 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
"So I'm a 56 y/o male. Always wanting to see an MT but was uncomfortable in doing so. Stepping out of my comfort zone I wanted a therapist who was an experienced professional who could also make me feel comfortable during my session. I found that in Mary. There are so many positives I can say about her I could probably write a book. During my massage I actually told Mary that "if I could have her massage me every day I would", that should say a lot. I not only loved my treatment but liked how she explained what she was doing and its benefits. After my session driving home I had so much energy I just wanted to go out and do something active but I took Mary's advice and went home and rested, glad I did. Needless to say I'll be seen Mary as often as I can. No need to see any one else. I seriously recommend her."
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4.5
from 11 reviews
4.5
(11)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
"Amazingly wonderful massage nice and relaxing"
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5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
"Hi name is Manuel and I hire Jerica today for a full body massage she was very professional and right on time she went straight to her business very angelelical hands to work all my body from toe to head I highly recommended since I live close by I'll hire her more often thank you so much."
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 1 year in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
"Paige really knew her stuff! I’ve never had a therapeutic message before and it’s very different from a regular message. I have chronic pain so I’m praying this will really benefit me. I did feel better after she was done. My pain level went from an eight to a four."
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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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