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Top 10 Swedish Massage Therapists near Muskego, WI

5.0
from 9 reviews
5.0
(9)
GREAT VALUE
  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"Maggie did such an amazing job w/ my "deep tissue therapeutic back massage." I have never, ever benefited from any other massage w/ such long-lasting superb results -- she even took the time to stand outside because I was lost. She is a true professional w/ a great deal of knowledge of anatomy and all the musculo-skelatol structures. I would recommend her highly for any and all people needing this type of relief. Absolute Healing & Massage is exactly what you receive! I'm very fortunate she scheduled me for her office location -- Thank you for giving me an opportunity to let others know about Maggie's expertise! Laurie Brill"
$65
estimated cost
5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Deondre was very professional throughout the massage session. He arrived on time as promised and gave me a thorough Swedish style massage, making sure that I was relaxed and comfortable while on his table. We scheduled a follow-up session for one month from today."
$85
estimated cost
4.8
from 10 reviews
4.8
(10)
GREAT VALUE
  • 21 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Special Touch Massage and Spa Services is a very experienced and knowledgeable company about different spa treatments and applications. They're a great value for your money and dependable for special events."
$75
estimated cost
5.0
from 10 reviews
5.0
(10)
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
"I have been seeing Dr. Ralston for my shoulder and neck pain. After a few weeks I dropped one day from my treatment. My pain is gone. I have some discomfort that we are working to improve. I have better range and movement when I work out, drive and do my job. In addition, he is amazingly flexible with scheduling and great to chat with! They offer services to help your overall wellness like massage and yoga, and tasty suppliments to keep you healthy."
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4.9
from 25 reviews
4.9
(25)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 4 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
"I was just web browsing for a massage therapist in my area. Tiffany responded very promptly to my request online & was able to see me in a very timely manner also. She just started her own practice, so of course the ambiance could improve a lil, but i know she'll have it together in no time! I went for deep tissue massage. I have been a careguver for 20+ years and have seen my share of massage therapist, none have been as informative as her or worked the areas i actually needed the most work on. VERY reasonably priced for the excellent job performed!!"
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5.0
from 14 reviews
5.0
(14)
  • 14 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
"From the moment I walked in the door until the time I left, Sarah was professional, courteous, and made me feel at ease, and listened to. My massage was wonderful and exactly what I needed. I highly recommend scheduling a massage with Sarah!"
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4.7
from 9 reviews
4.7
(9)
  • 4 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
"Julie came in to my home, listened to my back pain concerns, did an physical assessment and provided an excellent holistic treatment that leveraged her PT and massage backgrounds. Her treatment was very effective in reducing my back pain immediately."
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5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
"Amanda made sure the pressure was comfortable for me. She was very personable and professional. The massage was so relaxing I fell asleep. I will hire her again."
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5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 14 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"I have at least a 1/2 in. leg discrepancy since my hip replacement surgery 9 mos. ago. Left lower back pain has been bothering me since. Denis came to my apt. with table, oils, etc. I told him the circumstances and then proceeded to give me the best massage I ever had in my 64 years! He works on the connective tissue and acupressure points. The pain has been greatly reduced and so has the tightness I was experiencing. This guy knows his stuff!! He also gave me some recommendations on things to do for it. If you have any problems that a massage could help, he's your man! He's a real, professional, personable, and caring fellow (he called me 2 days after to see how I was doing --- I'm still feeling the positive effects). Give him a try!"
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4.9
from 26 reviews
4.9
(26)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 4 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
"I thoroughly enjoyed my massage! Tami was very professional and courteous. I highly recommend her services. Thanks again Tami!...I feel great and will see again soon!:) Joe K."
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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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