Find a swedish massage therapist near Cottonwood Heights, UT

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Top 10 Swedish Massage Therapists near Cottonwood Heights, UT

4.9
from 50 reviews
4.9
(50)
GREAT VALUE
  • 15 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
"The facial and the massage were both OUT OF THIS WORLD! Everybody is so kind and accommodating. I had such a great experience."

$58

estimated cost

5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Sarah is very professional and is the best in the Massage business. Whenever I have back pain I go to her. She locates the tight muscles and gets them to relax so I can function without pain. "

$74

estimated cost

4.5
from 39 reviews
4.5
(39)
GREAT VALUE
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
"This was my first time getting a professional massage and Charlene made me feel so comfortable. She was very inviting and really knew what she was doing. I felt so relaxed afterward and my neck and shoulders feel so much better! "

$45

estimated cost

Top Pro
5.0
from 30 reviews
5.0
(30)
  • 8 years in business
  • 56 hires on Thumbtack
"If you have ever been against a male therapist working out your kinks, don't be! Casey's massage technique = the best massage ever! I could immediately tell a difference with my mobility and comfort from the first time and it's only gotten better. I am now a regular client of Casey's and I would completely recommend him! "

$60

estimated cost

5.0
from 7 reviews
5.0
(7)
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"I’m training for a half marathon and the massage was really great for my sore muscles. Rebecca was good at working through all my knots. The lemongrass essential oils she used really enhanced the experience."

$59

estimated cost

4.5
from 8 reviews
4.5
(8)
  • 3 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
"Great deep tissue massage. The therapist was professional, available and came when I needed her. My tight muscles are much better"

$60

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 6 years in business
"Great deep tissue pain relief, with just a nice touch of stretching. Julie really knows how to give the right amount of pressure and pays attention to trouble spots."

$60

estimated cost

4.9
from 58 reviews
4.9
(58)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 4 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
"Gabriela is a gifted hypnotherapist. I purchased a hypnotherapy/reiki combo, and all I can say is "wow!" Combining these two modalities is so powerful! Gaby is kind and compassionate, and she really took the time to understand what my needs and goals are. I left my session feeling completely relaxed, de-stressed, and much lighter, with a brighter outlook on the situation I came to her for. I would recommend her wholeheartedly to anyone who is looking for a gifted hypnotherapist and reiki healer. She's wonderful. Thanks, Gabriela! I will definitely be back for more! "
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Top Pro
5.0
from 36 reviews
5.0
(36)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 5 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
"Shanai was fabulous! I had been having a lot of back and neck pain for about 2 weeks, and Shanai was able to fit me into her schedule on short notice and really concentrate on problem areas with my muscles. She sensed where I needed more work and made me feel completely comfortable throughout this whole experience. I can't wait to go back for my next massage with Shanai!"
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Top Pro
5.0
from 37 reviews
5.0
(37)
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
"Was very satisfied by Miss Spicer,. Very professional. Booked another massage with her. Thank you Karen Spicer"
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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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