Find a swedish massage therapist near Fair Lawn, NJ

100+ near you

Find a swedish massage therapist near Fair Lawn, NJ

100+ near you

Give us a few details so we can match you with the right professionals.

Zip code

Top 10 Swedish Massage Therapists near Fair Lawn, NJ

5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"Clean, clean, clean. I’m very hesitant about going out of my premises for massage. However his Bronx apt was chic, clean, polished and so relaxing. Definitely surpassed my expectations. Thanks once again for the Piña Colada. #relaxing"

$70

estimated cost

4.7
from 14 reviews
4.7
(14)
GREAT VALUE
  • 30 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
"When I was in High School Steve's personal training sessions helped me get in great condition for wrestling, football and baseball in ways that my coaches and the trainers did not. I packed on 20 lbs. of muscle while increasing my speed, agility flexibility and stamina. He introduced me to a wide range of modalities from metabolic conditioning ,TRX, visual training techniques and taught me how to eat better also. Now a few years out of college at my desk job I recently hired Steve to get back to training me and look forward to my monthly Thai Massage from him . He's a rock star !! Tim D. Denville NJ"

$60

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.7
from 14 reviews
4.7
(14)
  • 2 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
"Catherine is an absolute WIZARD! It was the most relaxing massage I've ever had and healed my tension for longer. I would sing her praises to anyone and everyone."

$85

estimated cost

5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
GREAT VALUE
  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"I have had over four years of experience with several massage therapists to help buldged/ herniated discs in my neck and back. Jonathan gets the job done every single session. He is extremely professional, makes scheduling simple, and carries an upbeat positive attitude!!!"

$65

estimated cost

5.0
from 4 reviews
5.0
(4)
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"I have become an ongoing customer for the last 2 years. Due to his level of professionalism in helping me fully understand the benefits of massage therapy I have tried to commit to at least once monthly. My overall health and weight management haa improved as a result of my massage therapist. Thanks to Dane Niya B"

$75

estimated cost

4.0
from 1 review
4.0
(1)
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Touch Therapeutics LLC is a therapeutic massage business dedicated to the promotion of overall well-being. All massages are conducted from a medical, therapeutic approach with an assessment of the existing condition and a plan to bring the body back to homeostasis. Touch Therapeutics specializes in Swedish, Reflexology, Rolfing, Chair, Shiatsu, Oriental, Sports, Medical, Myofascial Release, Pregnancy, Lymphatic Drainage, Cancer, And Reiki."

$1

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.8
from 26 reviews
4.8
(26)
  • 8 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
"Dianelle is absolutely amazing. She did my makeup for my baby shower and Dianelle exceeded my expectations. Dianelle is professional, patient and personable. I’m really happy that she was able to do my makeup and pleased that I made a new friend xoxoxoxo"

$125

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.9
from 83 reviews
4.9
(83)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 140 hires on Thumbtack
"Yuri's massage the day before I got on a 15-hour long flight was essential to relax my body and muscles. Although it did not entirely get rid of my long-standing lower back pain, it helped a lot. Will definitely use his services when I return from my trip."
contact for price
4.9
from 74 reviews
4.9
(74)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 10 years in business
  • 119 hires on Thumbtack
"Michele arrived right on time with her own table and music. My husband and I were very skeptical of trying out yet another masseuse however Michele turned out to be exactly what we were looking for. My husband and I are very tricky to please when it comes to getting a massage but Michele was just perfect with the amount of pressure, she checked in through out the massage to make sure she was hitting the troubled areas. I wish I had gotten the 80 min massage instead of the 60. I could go on raving about her forever but it you are in need of a masseuse look no further she is the answer."
contact for price
5.0
from 9 reviews
5.0
(9)
"Divine has the hands of a god! He is innately gifted at massage and gives some of the best shoulder massages I have ever had. His hands will make you feel like very happy butter. "
contact for price

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.

Why hire professionals on Thumbtack?
Free to use
You never pay to use Thumbtack: Get cost estimates, contact pros, and even book the job—all for no cost.
Compare prices side-by-side
You’ll know how much your project costs even before booking a pro.
Hire with confidence
With access to 1M+ customer reviews and the pros’ work history, you’ll have all the info you need to make a hire.