What is a Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage is the most common form of massage in the West. Therapists use the concept of Western anatomy and physiology to help release tight muscles, relieve pain, flush the circulatory system and restore the range of motion. Here at Wellness Mountain, we are more than experienced in providing our customers with Swedish massages. However, those who do not know what it is, do not worry because we have you covered!


The history of the Swedish massage is unique. The first thing you should know is despite it being called the ‘Swedish Massage’, It is referred to as the “classic massage” in Sweden and Europe. It is unclear to where the Swedish massage had originated from; Generally believed that Dutch doctor Johann Georg Mezgerthe created a massage around 1868. However, also believed that Swedish educator Per Henrik Ling invented it in the early 19th century.

How It Works

The Swedish massage is a good fit for beginners. The message usually lasts 50- 60 minutes where the therapist would first apply oil to the skin and then massage the skin using various techniques. It would warm up the muscle tissues, release tension and break up the muscle “knots.” The massage would require you to lie face up or down, underneath a towel or sheet, while the therapists work on different parts of the body.


There are many benefits to getting a Swedish massage. For one, it helps calm your nervous system, and reduced anxiety and any tension in the body. It can also help relieve depression and blood circulation, which increases the flow of nutrient-rich oxygen to muscles in the body and allows you to feel more energized. Plus, it helps the circulatory system carry out the bodies wastes.


Although the Swedish massage is for releasing muscles or relieving pain; don’t get it confused with a Deep muscle tissue massage. Deep tissue massages, in its name, focuses on deeper tissue structures of the muscles. a therapist would apply stronger pressure during this massage to relieve tension in specific areas. This massage is better for treating sports injuries, soreness due to poor posture, or spasms.  The Swedish massage is more for relaxation purposes.

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