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Swedish massage is a type of therapeutic body work provided by licensed massage therapists. It can provide relaxation, stress relief and increased flexibility. Swedish massage is generally available in 30- to 120-minute sessions, and pressure levels vary as requested by the client. Divine Touch Bodyworks in Arlington, Texas, uses massage oil or cream for Swedish massage along with smooth, gliding strokes and firm but gentle pressure to promote health and relaxation. Several factors affect the cost of Swedish massage.

Duration

As with most body work, the longer the Swedish massage session, the higher the cost. Some massage therapists have varying rates for different types of massage, and Swedish massage is usually lower on the cost spectrum than other, more strenuous, forms of bodywork.

In-studio massage

Some massage therapists ask clients to come to their location, which may be their own studios, at fitness centers, offices or other venues. In general, in-studio Swedish massage costs less than when the massage therapist travels to the client’s location. Here are example prices for in-studio massage services:

Garry Commiato LMT in Dallas, Texas:

  • 30-minute Swedish massage: $25

  • 60-minute Swedish massage: $40

  • 90-minute Swedish massage: $65

Divine Touch Bodyworks:

  • 60-minute Swedish massage: $50

Off-site massage

Some massage therapists travel to their clients’ home, office, or hotel for Swedish massage services. In general, off-site massages cost more than those provided in a therapist’s studio to help cover the extra time, effort and transportation expenses in travelling to and from the client’s location with their massage table and other equipment. Garry Commiato LMT charges the following for off-site massage services:

  • 60-minute Swedish massage: $55, which is $15 higher than in-studio pricing

  • 90-minute Swedish massage: $75, which is $10 higher than in-studio pricing

Couples

Some massage therapists offer couples massage, where two people receive bodywork at the same time, generally side by side. People often opt for couples massage on special occasions such as birthdays or anniversaries. Typically two massage therapists work on the couple or two friends simultaneously; however, one therapist can provide the massages one after the other. Garry Commiato LMT charges $120 for a 60-minute couples massage.

Location

Massage therapists in different regions may have different rates for Swedish massages. Geographic factors that affect massage prices include the cost of living for an area and the local competition among providers.

Packages

Buying a bundle of massage sessions upfront can provide an opportunity to save. Clients receive the benefit of paying less per session than when buying each massage individually, and massage therapists benefit by ensuring future work and securing customer loyalty. Garry Commiato LMT offers 10 percent off of the total price when any number massages are pre-purchased as a package.

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