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Swedish Massage in Bournemouth

Experience the healing power of Swedish Massage in Bournemouth at SoCo Therapies. Relax, rejuvenate, and discover the benefits of this ancient technique. Book now for total well-being. Call our friendly team on 01202 422000

What is Swedish Massage?


Swedish massage is a therapeutic technique renowned for its ability to promote relaxation, reduce stress, and enhance overall well-being. It involves the skilled application of long, flowing strokes, gentle kneading, and circular motions on the body. 

The primary goal of Swedish massage is to alleviate muscle tension and induce a profound sense of calm. By targeting specific muscle groups and stimulating blood circulation, this technique facilitates the release of built-up stress and promotes a state of deep relaxation.


Experience the soothing effects of Swedish massage at SoCo Therapies and embark on a journey to inner tranquility.

Swedish Massage in Bournemouth

Benefits of Swedish Massage

Swedish massage offers a myriad of benefits that contribute to your overall well-being:

  • Stress and tension relief: The gentle yet firm strokes of Swedish massage help release built-up stress and tension, promoting deep relaxation and a sense of calm.

  • Improved circulation and lymphatic flow: By stimulating blood flow and lymphatic drainage, Swedish massage enhances oxygen and nutrient delivery to tissues, while aiding in the removal of toxins and waste products.

  • Enhanced flexibility and range of motion: Through the application of various techniques, Swedish massage helps loosen muscles and joints, improving flexibility and increasing your range of motion.

  • Alleviation of muscle pain and soreness: The targeted manipulation of muscles helps reduce muscle tension, alleviate pain, and ease muscle soreness, allowing you to experience relief and enhanced physical comfort.

  • Promotion of mental and emotional relaxation: Swedish massage induces a state of deep relaxation, calming the mind and promoting a sense of mental and emotional well-being. It can help reduce anxiety, improve sleep quality, and enhance overall mental clarity.

Experience the comprehensive benefits of Swedish massage at SoCo Therapies and unlock a world of relaxation, rejuvenation, and holistic well-being.

SoCo Therapies: Your Partner in Wellness

Discover why SoCo Therapies is the top choice for Swedish massage in Bournemouth

  • Qualified and Experienced Therapists: Our team consists of highly trained and skilled therapists who specialise in Swedish massage. They bring years of experience and expertise to every session, ensuring you receive the utmost care and attention.

  • Personalised Approach: We understand that each individual has unique needs. Our therapists take the time to listen and understand your specific concerns, tailoring the Swedish massage session to address your requirements and preferences.

  • Professionalism and Dedication: Our commitment to professionalism is unwavering. From the moment you step into our tranquil space, you'll be greeted by a friendly and attentive team dedicated to providing you with an exceptional experience.

  • Holistic Well-being: We believe in the holistic approach to wellness. Our therapists not only focus on the physical benefits of Swedish massage but also aim to promote mental and emotional relaxation, leaving you feeling rejuvenated on all levels.


Experience the SoCo Therapies difference as our expert team of therapists takes you on a journey of wellness and rejuvenation through the art of Swedish massage. Trust us to provide you with an exceptional experience that exceeds your expectations.

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Holistic Healthcare

More than just Swedish Massage in Bournemouth, SoCo Therapies provides a comprehensive range of holistic services to meet the diverse needs of our clients.


As a trusted multidisciplinary healthcare clinic, we offer a wide array of therapies and treatments designed to promote optimal well-being.


In addition to our Swedish massage treatments, our services include:

  • Acupuncture: Experience the ancient practice of acupuncture, which promotes balance and healing by stimulating specific points in the body.

  • Chiropractic Care: Our skilled chiropractors utilize hands-on techniques to address musculoskeletal issues, helping to improve mobility, alleviate pain, and enhance overall spinal health.

  • Osteopathy: Our osteopathic treatments focus on restoring balance and function to the body's structure, supporting natural healing processes and enhancing overall well-being.

  • Shockwave Therapy: Utilizing advanced technology, shockwave therapy delivers targeted sound waves to promote tissue regeneration, accelerate healing, and relieve chronic pain conditions.

  • Nutritional Therapy: Our experienced nutritional therapists provide personalized guidance and support, helping you make informed dietary choices to optimize your health and well-being.

  • Sports Massage Therapy: Alongside Swedish massage, our skilled massage therapists offer a variety of other massage techniques, including sports massage and deep tissue massage.

Book Your Swedish Massage Session Today

Discover the restorative power of Swedish Massage in Bournemouth at SoCo Therapies. Experience the profound benefits of this ancient technique, tailored to your individual needs.


Take a moment for self-care and prioritise your well-being. Book your session today and let us guide you on a path to optimal health and wellness.


What does a full-body Swedish massage include?

A full-body Swedish massage typically covers the back, neck, shoulders, arms, legs, and feet. The therapist will use various techniques, including long gliding strokes, kneading, and circular motions, to provide a comprehensive and relaxing experience.

Why is a Swedish massage called a Swedish massage?

Swedish Massage, known as "classic massage" in Sweden, is a technique developed by Swedish physiologist Pehr Henrik Ling in the early 19th century. It's named "Swedish" due to the system of "Swedish Movements" he developed, which were adopted and popularized outside of Sweden by Dutch practitioner Johan Georg Mezger. Today, it's often simply referred to as Swedish massage.

What to avoid after a Swedish massage?

After a Swedish massage, it's recommended to avoid heavy meals, excessive physical exertion, and consuming alcohol. It's important to allow your body time to rest and fully benefit from the relaxation achieved during the massage.

How intense is a Swedish massage?

Swedish massage typically uses gentle to moderate pressure, focusing on relaxation rather than deep tissue work. However, the intensity can be adjusted based on your preferences and needs. Communicate with your therapist to ensure the pressure is suitable for you.

What is an alternative to Swedish massage?

Deep tissue massage and sports massage are popular alternatives to Swedish massage. These techniques are more focused on addressing specific areas of muscle tension and are beneficial for those seeking deeper pressure and therapeutic benefits.

How often should you get a Swedish massage?

The frequency of Swedish massage sessions depends on individual needs and preferences. For general relaxation and maintenance, a monthly or bi-monthly session can be beneficial. However, you can discuss with your therapist to determine the ideal frequency based on your specific goals and conditions.

What should you not do before a Swedish massage?

Before a Swedish massage, avoid consuming a large meal, excessive caffeine, or any substances that might interfere with relaxation. It's also best to arrive with clean skin, free from lotions or oils.

Does a Swedish massage remove knots?

While Swedish massage can help release muscle tension and alleviate knots to some extent, it is primarily known for promoting relaxation and overall well-being. For more targeted knot removal, deep tissue massage may be a more appropriate option.

What mental benefits does a Swedish massage have?

Swedish massage has several mental benefits, including reducing stress and anxiety, promoting relaxation, improving sleep quality, and enhancing overall mental clarity and well-being.

Is Swedish massage good for anxiety?

Yes, Swedish massage can be highly beneficial for anxiety relief. The soothing strokes, relaxation response, and release of endorphins during the massage can help reduce anxiety, promote calmness, and improve overall mental well-being.

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