Project Description

A restorative experience

Popular since the 1800s in the Western world, Swedish massage uses a combination of different strokes applied to skin with the aid of a lubricant (lotion or oil). The goal is to promote muscle relaxation, improve circulation and reduce stress.

Clients privately undress, but may wear their underwear. You then lie comfortably on a massage table covered with sheets and/or blankets to keep you warm and safe.

Starting with gentle, gliding strokes (effleurage), I will incorporate kneading and squeezing motions (petrissage) on stiff muscle groups to stretch and break down small adhesions in the tissues.  I may add friction strokes around your joints if desired. This is followed by percussion (tapping) movements to either stimulate or sedate the nerves, based on your needs. I may apply gentle rocking and pressure using my forearm and hand (vibration) over the body for a smoothing effect. The pace is slow with relaxation as the main goal.

A full-body Swedish massage is a perfect introductory session, a nice reward for yourself, or a great gift for someone you care about. Often my clients want Swedish massage combined with one or more other therapies.


Take some time. Treat yourself. You deserve it.

New clients receive discount at your first visit.

Tracy C. Scott, CMT | BCTMB, CAMTC #4679