What is Swedish Massage?

Swedish massage uses many different massage techniques, such as effleurage, friction, petrissage and tapotement, on the superficial layers of the muscles to reduce stress, promote relaxation and improve circulation throughout the body. This type of massage increases your blood oxygenation by encouraging lymphatic drainage or flushing the lactic acid out of your muscles, which in turn helps to reduce fatigue and stimulate your metabolism.

What are the Benefits of Swedish Massage?

People of all ages can benefit from Swedish massage, from newborns to the elderly. Among the potential benefits of this type of manual therapy are better sleep, increased energy levels, improved circulation and better heart health. Plus, it can help with a wide range of conditions, including but not limited to:

  • Stress
  • Back pain
  • Headache
  • Vertigo
  • Insomnia
  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Bronchitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS)
  • Diabetes
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hypertension
  • Multiple sclerosis 
  • Parkinson's disease

How Much Does Swedish Massage in Melbourne Cost?

Swedish massage sessions in Melbourne cost anywhere from $40 to $300, depending on different factors. Where and how long you intend to get a massage are the two biggest factors that determine how much you're going to pay. Be prepared to pay extra for a mobile massage service if you want to reap the benefits of a massage in the comfort of your own home. Purchasing a Swedish massage package is a great way to reduce the price as the massage therapist will discount the price of an individual session when you book multiple sessions at once.

How Many Swedish Massage Therapists Does Melbourne Have?

Melbourne and the rest of Victoria are home to 41% of Australia's total massage workforce, which is estimated to be around 19,900 based on the 2019 Complementary Health Industry Skills Forecast. In addition to other massage modalities, Swedish massage is another common form of massage practised in the region.

How Many People in Melbourne Use Swedish Massage?

Research shows that residents of Melbourne and other cities and suburbs in Victoria are avid users of Swedish massage and other therapeutic massage techniques. About 22% of 260 people surveyed regularly visit a massage practitioner, while over 27% frequently use some form of soothing massage.