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Comparing a Relaxing Swedish Massage to a Deep Tissue Massage

Last updated 7 years ago

Getting a massage is a great way to relieve tension, escape your hectic schedule, and rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit. Furthermore, massage offers a variety of health benefits, from lower blood pressure to younger-looking skin and increased levels of energy. However, not all massage techniques are created equal—that’s why it’s important to figure out which type of massage best meets the needs of you and your body.

Read on for a deeper look at the differences between Swedish massage and deep tissue massage, so you can determine which type will best benefit you.

  • Swedish Massage  

Swedish massage was developed to increase circulation, ease tension, and improve flexibility in patients. It involves long, sweeping, and gentle motions across the skin in which a massage therapist usually applies a thin layer of moisturizing lotion or body oil. This type of massage is meant to be relaxing and calming, and therefore, the therapist usually dims the lights and plays soft, instrumental music throughout the massage.

  • Deep Tissue Massage

This type of massage was developed to relieve deep-rooted tension in the muscles of the neck and back. It is referred to as deep tissue massage because it is aimed at reaching the muscles that are located beneath the top muscles that sit just below the skin. A knot in your muscle hurts because the muscle is squeezing a nerve, preventing blood and oxygen circulation. Therefore, if you have hard knots, then ask for a deep tissue massage that can help relieve the tightness and pressure, restoring blood flow to your sore muscles.

No matter what your body needs, you can trust that the professionals at Spa Reveil will take care of you. We offer an exclusive day spa that provides a sanctuary in which you’ll receive massage, hand and feet treatments, and skin care service. Call now at (512) 961-4714 or visit our website to learn more.



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