Meet the Swedish Massage: The World’s Premier Massage Technique!


The news is in: the Swedish massage is the most popular massage treatment in the entire world! But why exactly? This type of massage uses gentle, long strokes to help promote relaxation and ease muscle tension. Although we offer premium Santa Monica Thai massage,  we specialize in more than just one kind of massage, and the Swedish massage is one of them. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of Swedish massage and how it can help you feel your best. 

Pehr Henrik Lin (1776-1839) is accredited as being the Father of the Swedish Massage. He studied medicine and became one its most influential figures in 18th-century Sweden, having developed more than 90 different treatment methods for various illnesses including neuralgia (nerve pain), insomnia, or anxiety attacks with his gentle touch on patients’ backs as they relaxed before him at their homes–a much safer environment back then when there were no hospitals around which would make things easier if someone got seriously injured while receiving this type of care!

Now here is where things get a little interesting: despite its name and founder, the Swedish massage is not entirely Swedish. How could this be exactly? How could this be exactly, when it has its roots in an ancient massage technique that originated across the sea from Sweden. It’s true; you can thank Denmark for bringing about one of Europe’s most popular messages! The Danes were once known as “the people who brought healing to the kingdom” thanks largely due to their skill at medicine and herbology which allowed them time during battles between warriors where they would tend wounds without bandaging over what was said by some doctors back then, “healing through touch.”

So what makes the Swedish massage so popular for individuals as well as a viable option for a Santa Monica couples massage?

There are many aspects of the session that stand out, such as: 

  • Swedish massage is known to be one of the most relaxing and therapeutic forms of massage available.
  •  It can help improve circulation, relieve pain and tension, and promote a sense of well-being.
  • It’s perfect for those who are looking for a deep, relaxing massage experience.
  • Swedish massage is often recommended for those who suffer from stress, anxiety, or other muscle-related issues.

In addition, there are 5 types of techniques in Swedish massage. They are:

  • Effleurage
  • Petrissage
  • Tapotement
  • Friction
  • Vibration

You may find one type more beneficial than the other depending on your body type as well as your personal preferences. If you are not sure what kind of Swedish massage is right for you, please go ahead and ask one of our massage therapists any questions you have. 

Swedish massage is one of the most popular types of massage at our Santa Monica Thai massage practice as well as in the world. It combines a variety of strokes to help improve circulation, reduce stress, and ease tension. We want to ensure that you have the best experience at Massage Capital. Nothing fulfills us more than seeing our clients walk out relieved and free of the stress they were burdened with when they first walked through our doors. So if you’re looking for a relaxing massage that will also provide some health benefits, Swedish massage may be the right choice for you. So come on in and enjoy!

Happy Lunar New Year, come get your RED ENVELOPE

Come celebrate with us and exorcise your aches and pains from your body with one of our therapies. We are commemorating the holiday with the traditional RED ENVELOPE! Inside are fabulous rewards such as free massages, essential oils, lotions, and discounts!