Find a swedish massage therapist near Windsor, CA

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Top 10 Swedish Massage Therapists near Windsor, CA

5.0
from 17 reviews
5.0
(17)
  • 12 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
"As soon as I enter the environment where Patricia offers her massage, I start to relax. The waiting area is designed to be a quiet, gentle space. Then there's the deeply healing massage. Patricia is an attentive, caring and responsive massage therapist. She is most definitely here to serve what her client needs. Her touch is therapeutic. I leave each session feeling deeply renewed."

$75

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4.8
from 11 reviews
4.8
(11)
GREAT VALUE
  • 10 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"I just had an Ashiatsu massage at Maya's Massage Therapy with Maya and it was amazing! I highly recommend this place. She was able to locate the tightness and pain and release it. As a person with chronic pain, I had great relief with this type of massage. She is intuitive and highly skilled as a massage therapist. I can't wait to book again. Thank you so much Maya!!"

$69

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Top Pro
5.0
from 14 reviews
5.0
(14)
GREAT VALUE
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
"Dan was punctual and provided an excellent massage. He was very professional and knew how to massage very well."

$70

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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Rebecca Webb is my 'Go To' healer. Her gifted intuition, perspective and healing tools always leave me more balanced and spacious feeling. She's a gem. Love the new sound healing table! "

$75

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5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 16 years in business
"I have been getting massage from Ruthie for about 5 years, monthly and sometimes more. Her sweet spot hits @ 90 minutes. She is really sensitive to your needs and will go as deep as you want, talk or not, and maybe give you a few veggies or flowers from her stellar garden. Give her a try ~ I am a big fan of Ruthie Saia massage!"

$75

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"One of the best massages I ever had and I will be back"

$90

estimated cost

5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"As someone who needs massage an a regular basis, I am always impressed with Natalie's abilities to resolve my issues. She had both practical and intuitive skills that make her an amazing therapist. I highly recommend her!"

$90

estimated cost

5.0
from 16 reviews
5.0
(16)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 20 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
"Terrific professional massage. Very experienced and thorough. A perfect choice for runners, cyclists, etc. 90 minutes well spent."
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5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
  • 21 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"Excelente massage con mucho conocimiento sobre que nesecita el cuerpo, lo recomiendo!"
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4.9
from 12 reviews
4.9
(12)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
"DEEP TISSUE WORK WITH PLENTY OF PRESSURE. KNOWLEDGEABLE, CAPABLE FLUID MOTION AND CONTACT. WAS ABLE TO DO MY ABS WHEN I ASKED (ASCENDING, TRANSVERSE AND DESCENDING COLON) I TOO HAVE BEEN A CERTIFIED MASSAGE PROFESSIONAL FOR OVER TWENTY YEARS (NOT WORKING ANYMORE)I CAN GIVE MY FULL THROATED RECOMMENDATION OF HER SERVICES...!"
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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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