Christi Dean, Therapeutic Masseuse in Santa Fe, NM

Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage techniques are integrated with gentle and firm movements, in helping to expand and restore your body's accesibility and functions.  A session of Swedish Massage is a very relaxing reward!  A Deeper Breathe of Air awaits you after this full body awakening.


Swedish massage is a massage technique incorporating five basic strokes. Effleurage(sliding and/or gliding), petrissage(kneading), tapotement(rhythmic tapping), friction(cross fiber), and vibrations or gentle shaking.  Compression can also be used. 

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. It has also been shown helpful to individuals with poor circulation.