Swedish Massage

Swedish massage therapy is what most people think of when they picture a relaxation massage. While this style is not our main focus as a therapeutic clinic, we still do it better than anyone else and most sessions typically incorporate Swedish techniques. These highly relaxing bodywork techniques address a host of physical and emotional challenges, ranging from stress and anxiety to back pain and headaches.

At Body Balance Massage and Float, our experienced therapists are trained in the classic techniques, to ensure you get the maximum benefit from your treatment. We offer this treatment modality as a part of our comprehensive suite of massage and therapy services, including cupping, reflexology and float therapy.

 

What Is Swedish Massage?

This technique is based on the use of long, sweeping strokes performed in the direction of blood flow to the heart. Trained therapists also use their hands and arms to knead, shake or tap the muscles and gently stretch the joints. As opposed to deep-tissue massage – which can cause discomfort – this gentle yet firm technique focuses on the outer layers of muscle.

This modality lends itself to a high level of personalization, allowing the therapist to concentrate on your areas of concern while still providing a relaxing, full-body treatment. Treatment is conducted in a quiet, relaxing environment and, if you prefer, you can combine it with other therapeutic treatments or add-ons, such as aromatherapy.

Swedish Massage Benefits

The Swedish technique is known for its ability to relieve tension, improve circulation and rid the body of harmful toxins. You can benefit from improved flexibility and range of motion, reduced stress hormones and a boost to your immune system.

Healthcare practitioners often recommend this treatment to help reduce or eliminate pain – especially back and neck pain – and to help facilitate recovery from injuries and physical trauma. Consider this technique also if you suffer from repetitive motion injuries such as carpal tunnel, if you suffer from headaches or if you play sports or participate in heavy workouts.

You will emerge feeling both relaxed and rejuvenated at the same time, and enjoy these results for days to come.

Person receiving deep tissue massage

Utah’s Swedish Massage Experts

Because this treatment modality is so popular, you will find many therapists and shops that claim to be experts in the Swedish technique. But the success of your treatment will depend on looking beyond the nearest day spa or chain massage shop.

If you are searching for the best Swedish massage in the Salt Lake City area, call on the experts at Body Balance. Our therapists are known throughout northern Utah for their knowledge, experience and advanced techniques. Our massage clinic is focused on the long-term health and wellness of our clients. For that reason, we tailor our treatment approach to your individual needs and goals.

To learn more about us, or to schedule your appointment for professional Swedish massage therapy, contact our American Fork, Utah clinic today.