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Swedish Massage

148 reviews

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  • Swedish Massage (55 minutes)

If you never had a massage before I would recommend to start with Swedish massage. By far Swedish massage is the most popular form of massage. Generically, Swedish massage is often referred to as “relaxation massage”. A Swedish massage requires you to be unclothed because massage lotion or oil is applied on your body to minimize friction. Swedish massage is performed on a massage table.

The parts of the body that the therapist is not working on are covered with sheets.

Swedish massage is the best introductory technique for those who never had massage, because it doesn’t involve deep pressure and it’s a soothing form of bodywork.

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  • Full refund if cancelled within 14 days of placing the order.
  • If you cancel your eVoucher more than 14 days, you can get a credit note for the amount paid.
  • Please note, order can not be cancelled if you have booked an appointment/stay by redeeming eVoucher.
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  • Full refund if cancelled within 24 hours of placing the order.
  • If you cancel the order more than 24 hours, you can get a credit note for the amount paid.
  • If cancelled in less than 24 hours before time of appointment/stay or in case of no-show, order will not be refunded.
Good to know
Pehr-Henrik Ling (1776-1839) laid the foundation for the classic Swedish massage. He is considered the father of both Swedish gymnastics and Swedish massage. The Swedish massage was first created back in 1812 in the University of Stockholm by Ling, a physiologist working at the University of Stockholm. Swedish massage uses five styles of long, flowing strokes to massage. The five basic strokes are effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber) and vibration/shaking. Swedish massage has shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness, and improving function in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee over a period of eight weeks. The development of Swedish massage is often inaccurately credited to Per Henrik Ling, though the Dutch practitioner Johann Georg Mezger adopted the French names to denote the basic strokes. The term "Swedish" massage is actually only recognized in English and Dutch speaking countries, and in Hungary. Elsewhere (including Sweden) the style is referred to as "classic massage". Swedish massage is synonymous with MASSAGE ITSELF because it is the most common. In Europe it is called the “Classic Massage”. When you go get a massage and do not specify a type of massage, chances are it will be the Swedish massage since it is the most taught and used by the masseuse or therapist. Swedish massage is recognised as the first systematic method of modern massage in the Western world and remains one of the most popular massage for clients who never had a massage before. Please N O T E: If you pay at venue, it is CASH ONLY.
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Based on 148 reviews

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Florence at Good Vibes Covent Garden
Florence at Good Vibes Covent Garden
14-16 Betterton Street,
Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9BU
United Kingdom

Treatment Room - Beauty

Florence at Good Vibes Covent Garden
14-16 Betterton Street,
Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9BU
United Kingdom
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