Find a swedish massage therapist near Ossining, NY

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Top 10 Swedish Massage Therapists near Ossining, NY

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

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5.0
from 8 reviews
5.0
(8)
GREAT VALUE
  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"I was very satisfied with my massage from William. Being that this was my first time with him and I usually don't work with male therapists, out of safety concerns, I asked him if he could come to my place for the massage which he happily accepted (for an additional fee). He came in right on time, we chatted a bit and then he got right to my 60 min session which was a mix of Swedish and deep tissue per my request. My body feels more relaxed and I definitely recommend him as a massage therapist. Very easy going and as a woman, the most important for me was to feel safe with a male therapist which I did. Would def hire him again in the future!"

$75

estimated cost

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4.7
from 15 reviews
4.7
(15)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 2 years in business
  • 26 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 13 reviews
5.0
(13)
  • 25 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
"I have been training with Stefan for the last six or more years and have enjoyed the way he challenges me. I would never have pushed myself to do things he has me do without his help. It feels so good to push through those barriers!"

$100

estimated cost

5.0
from 5 reviews
5.0
(5)
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"Emily has a very calming presence, and any time I get a massage from her I feel deeply relaxed during and after. She knows how to find where the tension is in my back and work through it firmly but gently. She communicates well, checking in with what I need, but also lets me enjoy the massage in my preferred way (for me, pretty much silent). I am definitely looking forward to working with her again, and would recommend her for sure!"

$130

estimated cost

5.0
from 24 reviews
5.0
(24)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 20 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
"After trying to set up an appointment it was worth the wait I like when I get a massage that the next day I can tell I had one and it sure felt so ,this is a guy who knows his job ,I would recomend him to every body It's not a rub down its a massage try him today .. "
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5.0
from 14 reviews
5.0
(14)
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
"I started getting massages from Nicky last spring to help with lower back problems and just overall tightness of the muscles that comes from spending my days sitting hunched over a computer. I have to say she is the BEST!!! After seeing at least a dozen different MT's over the last 4 years since moving to NJ, Nicky was the first person who I've wanted to keep going back to. And for the last 8 or 9 months I've been getting massages from her about once every 3 to 4 weeks with no plans to stop :) From the moment you meet her you discover she is an authentic, good natured spirit who loves what she does. It may sound crazy but when I meet people I always go with my gut reaction and what kind of 'vibes' I get from them, before I can put words to what I like/dislike about them. From the day I met her I have gotten nothing but good vibes from Nicky. She begins each massage with a quick 'grounding' to clear out whatever else in the world is going on, and brings you to the present moment to really enjoy and relax during your massage, without the standard mind racing that usually takes place for the first 20 mins of every massage I've received in the past. Whether I decide to silently enjoy the massage or chat with Nicky for all or part of the 90 mins, it's always a fantastic experience. I recommend to anyone looking for a great massage therapist, to schedule some time with Nicky. You will enjoy it like no other massage, that much I am certain! "
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4.9
from 10 reviews
4.9
(10)
  • 38 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"Massage in my home was good. Convenient for me and easy to schedule. Massage therapist was very skilled."
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5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
  • 6 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
"I cannot say enough about Coach Andrew Morejon. Not only is he an extremely passionate teacher and coach but possesses a kindness that makes you feel instantly comfortable the moment you meet him. Coach Morejon, is knowledgable in many areas dealing with the body and its functions. His knowledge and love of learning ensures that you will get nothing but the best training, guidance and ability to reshape your body. One of the things I really enjoyed about working with Andrew is that his talents and expertise span a wide spectrum and as a result he can provide his clients with a variety of services. From a professional massage, work with soft tissue issues and personal training. He is an excellent listener and wants nothing but the best for all of his clients. I would highly recommend his services and look forward to my continued work with him. "
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5.0
from 3 reviews
5.0
(3)
"I got a massage from Sandy because I had knots in my shoulders and it drives me crazy! She knew exactly what to do and adjusted to my preferences! Felt like a weight was listed off of my shoulders....literally! Thank you!"
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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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