Find a swedish massage therapist near Green Bay, WI

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Top 10 Swedish Massage Therapists near Green Bay, WI

5.0
from 13 reviews
5.0
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  • 2 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
"I hired Personal Trainer Connor to help me up my game in weightlifting and give me more up to date workouts. As a 60 year old my technique and knowledge was old school and Connor got me current and also helped modivate me. He is also very punctual which I really appreciate."
5.0
from 3 reviews
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"My massage therapist was very knowledgeable and responsive to what muscle areas I was having problems with. He helped me get rid of the numbness I was having in my arm. I definitely will be to going back to BayLake Massage."
5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 11 years in business
"Ginger fine tuned my massage treatment, customizing it to what I needed. I went in for nagging sore shoulder and tight calf muscles. She addressed both of them with the PNMT and I left feeling 100% better. The thing that's different with Ginger is she listens to the problem, asks the questions necessary, and evaluates you to help find the cause. As she treats you give and get feedback, very effective. This is something, I rarely see with MTs and am thankful I found her."
4.7
from 31 reviews
4.7
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IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 6 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
"I was referred to “Massage By Mary” but was a little unsure of going to a Homebased Massage location. However, the location is in a very nice neighborhood and I am glad I made the appointment. Mary has a nice quite room set aside that makes one feel at ease, comfortable, and most importantly relaxed. The Deep Therapy Massage I requested was exactly what I was looking for and very professional. I look forward to my next visit."
4.4
from 7 reviews
4.4
(7)
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"Kristin was wonderful! My lower back hasn't felt this good in a long time. I have seen many other massage therapists, but have never been this satisfied from one session. I'll be going back without question! Thank you Kristin!!!"
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"We provide excellent care and cater to the needs of each individual. We can provide therapeutic massage for specific disorders or overall well being."
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"This is not only a business for me its a lifestyle. I enjoy promoting wellness fitness and joy. My strengths as of now are spiritual counseling and smudging/purifying of homes and persons. I am in the process of being certified in all of the services I offer but I am experienced in all of the services I offer. I studied and took refuge with a Tibetan Buddhist monk for 2 years. I will cater your needs with love understanding and patience."
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  • 2 years in business
"I perform a customized massage for each client using a variety of techniques. A peaceful place for massage therapy that will renew and rejuvenate the body and spirit. At Trinity Bodywork and Massage, you will be treated on an individual basis and your treatment will be customized to your needs."
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"Chrysalis is a change and a transformation of something unpleasant to something amazing. We are changing a feeling of discomfort on the physical or emotional level to a feeling of incredible peacefulness on all levels."
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  • 14 years in business
"I have helped my clients with massage since 2004, after graduating from Blue Sky School of Massage. I was trained in medical massage -which is more related to trigger point work and also general relaxation massage. I work out of my home, part-time, by appointment only. At this time I also work full-time Mon-Fri (8-4) and am a student at NWTC in the Physical Therapy Assistant program. I offer one hour ($45) and half hour ($25) massage Mon-Fri between 5-7pm and Saturday mornings (by appointment)."

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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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