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Top 10 Swedish Massage Therapists near Kentwood, MI

5.0
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5.0
(1)
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Great Job, Cool spHe targeted my back pain which improved over the next two days."

$50

estimated cost

4.2
from 21 reviews
4.2
(21)
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  • 16 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
"I thoroughly enjoyed my massage by Johaun! Very relaxing and therapeutic. He was very professional and accommodating to my schedule."

$60

estimated cost

5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
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  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Bob contacted me and said he could provide me a massage at my hotel. We set a time and Bob was there as promised. He set up his table in my room and I received an excellent full body 60 minute massage. Bob checked in frequently with me on the pressure which was always on point. After the massage he packed up his table and other equipment and left the room in the same order as it was when he arrived. "
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5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"Great massage by a professional! Easy to set up the appointment. Very clean and comfortable environment. Will return for sure!"
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5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
  • 1 year in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"great massage and very nice person and personality."
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4.6
from 34 reviews
4.6
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  • 2 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
"Massages are a must must must for holistic health - I truly believe this ... but just like coffee or cars or anything else - there is always good, better, and the best. I've been a regular massage client for almost half my life and it wasn't until I became a member at Massage Green that I realized I'd been getting only good. For less the cost, I now experience the BEST healing and therapeutic massage. Michael is unique in that he is the only massage therapists that delivers a massage that does exactly what your body needs at that particular moment. After a good massage, I would feel rejuvenated and energetic. After a massage from Michael, I feel like I receive a new heavenly body. I'm relaxed, I'm not in pain, I can move without feeling like I'll break; I'm limber, flexible, and energized to the point that I feel like I could run a marathon ... while hula-hooping! At the same time, I sloth, feel light and free like a feather on the wind. Michael's specialty is hot stones and I believe he was gifted with the gift of healing. I hate to tell you all this because that will mean more clients for Michael and less available slots for my Michael massages. He's really the best - therapeutically, his technique can't be beat and he's perfectly professional. Do your body good and book a massage with Michael! You deserve it!"
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5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
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  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"I am dealing with some pretty severe medical issues that leave me with a lot of muscle pain. I have tried several massage therapists in the past, but every one of them "did it their way" I was very impressed with the way that techniques were adjusted to fit my needs. To be honest, I was so impressed that I scheduled another visit while there and made my first referral within an hour..."
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5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
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  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"She was my 1st massage therapist & she was AMAZING!!!! She got all my tense spots & when she was done, I had no more tension or soreness!!! "
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New on Thumbtack
  • 3 years in business
"Put your body in good hands! With over 5 years of experience. My passion is helping my clients feel great in their everyday lives. So book today!"

$100

estimated cost

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"Pleased to be a Licensed Medical Massage Therapist by Blue Heron Academy of Arts and Science as well as the State of Michigan. As a Therapist, I offer a professional massage that will surely help to heal you both mentally and physically at a very affordable rate."

$50

estimated cost

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 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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