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Top 10 Swedish Massage Therapists near Jeffersonville, IN

4.9
from 8 reviews
4.9
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GREAT VALUE
  • 14 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
"My boyfriend Gabriel had enormous pain in his shoulder. He works at a home improvement store/warehouse and regularly lifts hundreds of pounds daily. He must have hurt a muscle.... he couldn't lift his arm above shoulder level before starting the massage. By the end, he was 90% pain free, had full movement ability in his arm, and was completely relaxed. We got a lot of value and appreciate the intuitive touch. Excellent service all around! Thank you!!!"
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4.9
from 30 reviews
4.9
(30)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 17 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
"Highly skilled and professional massage therapist! I'd book again for sure. She left me feeling relaxed and energized by the end of the Swedish massage session. Very congenial as well."
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4.9
from 39 reviews
4.9
(39)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 7 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
"Rory is awesome!!! I have started reflexology with Rory every two weeks. I feel like he has done a body massage. Rory is very comforting and open to listen and gives great ideas to help you become a better person. "
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4.9
from 18 reviews
4.9
(18)
  • 20 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
"My massage was with Tatyana and she was great. She made me feel comfortable and listened to me about my trouble spots and medical conditions. She was sure check with me on pressure and ask for guidance during the first visit to make sure my needs were met. I scheduled a second appt when I left. "
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5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
"Quality massage at a great price! Angel was prompt and professional. She listened to input regarding my area of concern (a sore shoulder) and addressed it properly. It felt so much better after she finished! I highly recommended her."
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4.8
from 6 reviews
4.8
(6)
  • 12 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"I first visited Karen Riebel Kelley on the recommendation of a family member. I had experienced both neck and back pain for many years. "Traditional" medicine put me on muscle relaxants, with predictable adverse side-effects and little decrease in symptoms. Chiropractic offered some relief. Massage to me was something people might try on vacation, but certainly not something I thought would cure pain I had experienced for years. Massage simply sounded like a good "back rub". I was very skeptical of the entire process, especially when unfamiliar terms such as Cranial Sacral were used. While not an "instant cure", my condition gradually improved. Now, even when I "over-do" physically, one or two sessions and I am back to being pain free. "
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5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
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"I have a lot of lower back pain. I get an incredible amount of relief With every massage that Kristy has given me. She really knows how to make you feel better."
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"Guiding you gracefully into ultimate bliss to experience the freedom of life in the many options of healing waiting for you here."
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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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