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Top 10 Swedish Massage Therapists near Huntersville, NC

5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Let me start out by saying I will never go anywhere else anymore! Melissa is very Professional and the quality and attention to detail is pin point on. For example: She will work on the knee and work into the inner parts of the knee joints. This was my first time meeting her and we discussed my health history and what I would like out of the massage instead of doing it “cookie cutter style”. The Value for the amount of work she puts into her work is exceptional!! At the end it wasn’t where she was pushing you out the door but she wanted feedback on anything she could have done differently to make my experience a better one. I couldn’t think of anything at all, lol Give her a try, you won’t be disappointed."

$100

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5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
GREAT VALUE
  • 18 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"Debby is such a wonderful massage therapist. Initially I scheduled a massage as simply a treat for myself, a relaxing re-boot. I soon realized Debby's knowledge, experience, and insight combines to offer so much more- pain relief, improved mobility, recovery, true healing. One of her strengths is her expertise in many different types of massage and her ability to expertly and intuitively personalize the session(s) for specific needs. She introduced me to Thai massage, something I would never had tried before, and I absolutely love it! I cannot wait to return for another session!"

$80

estimated cost

5.0
from 24 reviews
5.0
(24)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 27 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
"I recently had a surgical procedure done and was advise to get lymphatic massages for the swelling and scar tissue I had. I wasn't able to drive so Elan came to my house. The massages were amazing! I felt 100 times better. I had gotten 3 lymphatic massages prior to Elan but they weren't effective. I've also had Swedish massages and hot stone massages in the past, and I can honestly say that Elan is by far the best! I highly recommend him!!!!!"
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4.7
from 21 reviews
4.7
(21)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 11 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
"Betsy is truly very gifted. She listened to what my issues were (pinched nerves/muscle spasms in my upper back and numbness going down my arm) and she catered my massage toward working on those areas very effectively. Since it was my first massage, I got an awesome discount. You can tell that Betsy uses her gift of touch with focused intention rather than simply giving you the same massage she gives everyone else. I could tell that she cared enough to focus throughout the entire massage and wanted to truly help me, not just get it over with like I've experienced before from other massage therapists. I have my next massage booked with her already. Betsy is a delightful person and I would highly recommend her to anyone!"
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5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 6 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
"Everyone was extremely nice and helpful. Stephanie did exactly what I asked and she was amazing! I will definitely be booking her again. "
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5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Best Massage I have ever gotten , Great pressure , flow was like water ! Very relaxing and very professional . I strongly recommend ! "
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 1 year in business
"I am patient, attentive, and thorough in my approach in order to always deliver the best results possible within my capabilities. My goal is to give clients the most value possible for their time and money. I welcome and encourage client feedback in order to customize and, if necessary, adjust the sessions to meet your individual needs."
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4.9
from 19 reviews
4.9
(19)
  • 7 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
"Based on my needs (and aches and pains), Anne created a customized massage of Swedish with deep tissue and hot stones. It was nice and relaxing. Hope to see Anne again soon"
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5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
  • 8 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"Massuse was pleasantly polite throughout the entire experience. Very good at what he does. If you're looking for a relaxing hour or so, with some good company and an outstanding massage, this is the place to be!"
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5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"I went to Christina for a massage / cupping to help with back pain. She's was very knowledgeable and explained the process thoroughly. Christina is also very strong and was really able to work on my problem areas. Before I left she also showed me some stretches I could do at home."
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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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