Swedish or Relaxation
What are the benefits of Swedish Massage?
- Induce a relaxation response to body and mind
- Improve quality of sleep
- Reduce oedema or swelling
- Increase blood and lymph circulation
When should I get Swedish Massage?
It is especially recommended when you feel stressed, drained and have trouble sleeping but it’s also one of the best ways to pamper yourself.
If you feel there are knots that need to be released though, it’s better to have a remedial massage that works on your tight areas first, and have a relaxation massage after.
Difference between Swedish and Deep Tissue
The main purpose of Swedish Massage is relaxation, whereas Deep Tissue Massage aims at releasing the deeper layers of tight muscles and connective tissue.
In Swedish Massage long and flowy strokes are used and the pressure can be light, medium or firm according to your preference but it should never be uncomfortable because the intent is to relax.
On the contrary, Deep Tissue Massage uses shorter and deeper strokes that may not be as pleasant. The pain you feel is usually referred to as “good pain” and if you don’t enjoy it just then and there, you’ll definitely love how supple you’ll be afterwards.
Swedish and Deep Tissue can be used in the same treatment if required, that means double benefits.
How much does the treatment cost?
The price is based on treatment’s length, not type. Check our prices here.
Is Swedish Massage eligible for health fund rebates?
Unfortunately no, it’s not. If it is the only technique used in your session you can’t claim it as Remedial Massage.
Nevertheless, if you receive a Remedial Massage Treatment that incorporates different techniques including relaxation, you will be able to claim it with your health insurance (provided you have it in your cover).