In a city like Chicago that’s always go, go, go, taking time out for you is especially essential, but with thousands of spas and endless options to choose from, finding the right type of massage to fit your needs can be, well...stressful! You may have heard about Swedish massage, and wondered if it was the right choice for you. Sit back, relax, and take a deep breath - things are about to get a lot calmer.
What is Swedish Massage?
Swedish massage is a mix of a variety of massage techniques, performed in a firm but calming manner that manipulates the soft tissues of your muscles.
Before your massage, you can expect to talk with your massage therapist about places where you feel any body tension or muscle fatigue. You will then undress to your comfort level and lay down on a padded massage table with a face cradle. Your therapist may oil your body to allow their hands to glide over your muscles.
As your massage therapist works, they may ask you some questions in order to provide the best type of massage for your needs. For best results, be sure to let your therapist know whether you prefer soft, medium, or firm pressure. Relaxation and rejuvenation of your tired, stressed-out muscles is the goal.
Is Swedish Massage Right for Me?
This type of massage is the perfect introductory choice for first-time spa-goers, as well as for people who want to relax after a long day. The majority of Swedish massage clients report improvements such as stress release, muscle pain reduction, and an overall improved sense of well-being.
How Long is a Swedish Massage in Chicago?
The most common Swedish massage sessions are 30, 60, or 90 minutes in length. Be prepared to arrive at your massage 10-15 minutes early in order to fill out any paperwork that may be required before your session.
How Much Does Swedish Massage Cost in Chicago?
Expect to pay from $60-$90, plus tip, for an hour-long Swedish massage in Chicago. Many spas offer first-time discounts on massages for new clients.
How Do I Book a Swedish Massage Appointment in Chicago?
To book your Swedish massage, take a look at the Chicago-area listings above! Or download the Booksy app, settle back, and get ready to relax.