What is Swedish Massage?

Swedish massage is the most popular style of massage therapy used for increasing relaxation. There are five basic strokes involved in this technique that relieve tension from superficial muscles — namely, effleurage or gliding, petrissage or kneading, tapotement or gentle tapping, friction, and vibration.

Swedish/relaxation massage in Sydney

What are the Benefits of Swedish Massage?

Swedish massage relaxes the body's superficial muscles and increases blood flow, relieving a host of symptoms that contribute to physical, mental and emotional discomfort. Among the conditions it can help with are:

  • Muscle tension
  • Back pain
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Low energy levels
  • Swelling of joints
  • Postural problems
  • Limited range of motion
  • High blood pressure
  • Insomnia
  • Mood disorders

How Much Does Swedish Massage in Sydney Cost?

A Swedish massage session in Sydney costs between $60 and $120, but there are several factors that will determine your actual out-of-pocket cost. It will depend on how long your treatment lasts, where you receive it, how experienced the practitioner is, and the products or services that are included in your treatment plan.  

How Many Swedish Massage Therapists are there in Sydney?

More than 31% of Australia's 19,000 plus massage professionals work in Sydney and other parts of New South Wales. Research suggests that some practitioners hold both a medical degree and a Certificate IV qualification, and integrate Swedish massage into their treatment plans to improve patient outcomes.

How Many People in Sydney Use Swedish Massage?

Swedish massage is highly sought after not just in Sydney, but all over Australia. As well as helping them wind down, around 70% of the country's population, mostly women, finds Swedish massage helpful for relieving pain, tension headaches and stress. In fact, a study on complementary medicine conducted by academic researchers at a Sydney-based university (Adams et al., 2013) found massage therapists were among the most popular natural health practitioners for middle-aged women.