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Swedish massages are what most people would think of when picturing a massage. They involve stroking movements, tapping and kneading of muscles and vibrations (think chopping hands on your back you see on tv!). These strokes will be softer than other methods with less pressure applied across the body. This will also change based on the area with slightly more pressure applied to the larger muscles groups.

If you are a fan of therapeutic massage, then you must have heard about Swedish massage. This massage concentrates on muscle relaxation, increasing blood circulation, and targeting specific muscles. Continue reading this article to get an in-depth analysis of Swedish massage.

What is a Swedish massage?

Swedish massage is mostly famous in North America. In this massage, the therapist uses his/her hands, elbows, and forearms to manipulate your muscle layers.

Various techniques can be used to provide relief to your muscle. Some of them are Effleurage, Friction, Tapotement, Petrissage, Percussion, and Vibration. In this massage, the main focus is to provide relief to various muscle layers.

Benefits of Swedish Massage

  • Good for your nervous system

  • Builds muscle strength

  • Strengthens connective tissues

  • Decreases muscle fatigue

  • Helps in loosening muscles

  • Good for humor

  • Decreases stress levels

  • Increases concentration

  • Better quality sleep

  • Mental relaxation

What can be treated using Swedish massage?

  • Anxiety

  • Stroke

  • Depression

  • Sciatica

  • Migraines

  • Inflammatory conditions

  • Sleeping disorders

  • Dislocations

  • Asthma

  • Multiple sclerosis

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Parkinson’s disease

  • Tendinopathies

  • Muscle cramps

  • Fractures

  • Strains

  • Sprains

  • Frozen shoulder

  • Emphysema

  • Muscle tension

  • Multiple sclerosis

How is Swedish massage carried out?

Swedish massage is a full-body massage where you are laid down on a table and covered with a towel. The session will last for around 60 minutes where the massager will try to relax the layers of your muscles. Each session may involve all or some of these techniques:


This is the most common stroke in Swedish massage. In this method, the massager uses both his hands and moves it across the contours in your body. Oil is used in this technique to help in the free movement of the hand. The therapist may apply mild pressure in the body. This helps warm up your muscles, calming the nerves, relaxing the body, and heart function. It can also be used to improve blood circulation in the body.


If I can recall anything close to this technique it would be kneading dough. In this technique, the therapist squeezes the muscle between his/her hands. It helps relieve muscle tension, improved lymphatic drainage, and better blood flow.


You all know about vibration, right? In this, the therapist vibrates your muscles using hand or fingers. He/she repeats the same process at different parts of the body. This is designed to provide relief to muscles in small areas like the face or spine.


Friction is used to stimulate deeper muscles. In this case, the therapist has to use the weight of the body to reach deeper layers of muscles. Slowly and gently he/she releases the pressure. This is a continuous sliding motion. Swedish massage is one of the best ways to relieve your muscle tension. It works wonders in almost all age groups. If you want to get a Swedish massage, you must get it only from a certified professional. If the pressure is not applied properly, it can do more harm than good. So be careful.

Swedish Massage in Bristol

We are lucky that there are lots of providers of Swedish Massage in Bristol. The average price you can expect to pay for this type of massage is below.

Average Swedish Massage Prices in Bristol

  • 30 mins - £27

  • 60 mins - £45

It is always worth looking out for special offers and discounts on your massage. But remember that finding a quality massage from a provider you trust in important and may be worth the extra few pounds.