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Holistic Swedish Massage

All the massages we offer have holistic and Swedish massage as their base. So, what are these two types of massage therapy?

Swedish massage

Swedish massage is the most well-known type of massage. It is based on long, gliding strokes, kneading of the muscles and varied pressure. Swedish massage has an interesting history. Often incorrectly attributed to a Swedish man for its development, it was actually a Dutch doctor Johann Georg Mezger who did. Using his medical knowledge, he created a system based on the five techniques that make up Swedish massage.

  1. Effleurage – long, sweeping strokes
  2. Petrissage – muscles are kneaded
  3. Friction – circular motions using firm pressure
  4. Tapotement – Tapping or percussive movements
  5. Vibration – certain muscles are shaken to help release tension and tightness

Holistic massage

Holistic massage incorporates both physical and psychological health. Holistic is a whole mind, body and spirit approach, which focuses on the whole person not just the symptom or condition. Massage can be used for relaxation, stimulation or rehabilitation of the whole body or part of it.

Massage Therapy - Calm Beauty - Drumcondra - Dublin
Swedish Massage - Calm Beauty - Dublin

The benefits of Holistic Swedish massage

The benefits of massage therapy are many and varied. Holistic Swedish Massage is used to release stress, tension, improve circulation, muscle suppleness and skin tone while lifting the spirit and balancing the energy. Clients are always asked about their preference for the pressure the therapist uses for the massage. Pressure can vary from light to medium to deep, like that of a deep tissue massage, depending on what you like.

Massage encourages better lymph drainage and reduces swelling, relieves muscle fatigue, soreness and stiffness, relieves tired and sore joints, encourages sleep or help relieve insomnia, improves digestion, boosts immunity, enables deeper, more effective breathing, gives a “lift” to emotions and increases positive feelings, relaxes the mind thereby reducing the symptoms of anxiety and depression.

No experience required!

If you’ve never had a massage before, don’t worry! Swedish massage is a great starting point. If it’s your first visit to Calm Beauty, we’ll start by having you complete a short consultation form. It’s important that we have any relevant information about your medical history and treatment goals. We’ll take you to the treatment room and explain how your massage will be conducted, ensuring you’re comfortable and all of your questions have been answered. This includes confirming what type of pressure you prefer. As we perform your massage, only the area of the body that we are currently working on will be uncovered. Otherwise, you’ll be comfortably covered by a towel and blanket.

After your massage, we’ll give you homecare advice to help prolong the benefits of your treatment. Recommendations might include gentle stretches, keeping an eye on your water intake, stress or anxiety reduction techniques or other advice as appropriate.

What our customers say

Thanks so much...what a lovely massage. I feel reborn. Trually the best massage experience I have ever had...thank you

Eva C.

The Urban Oasis package certainly lives up to its name! Such a lovely treatment from start to finish. Plush surroundings, beautiful delicate decor and lush products made for a fabulous treatment with the loveliest therapist. Can't stop coming back!

Sharon O.

Calm Beauty is my new place-to-go for massages. The ladies are amazing with excellent technical skills and beyond friendly services! I highly recommend all of the massage therapists: Niamh, Karen and the two Jennys! Treat yourself with some massage or facial 🙂 I'll definitely be back for more treatments.

Amanda S.

I absolutely love going to the ladies at Calm. I have had a massage from each therapist and I can safely say every therapist is fantastic. I am very picky when it comes to massages, and they are the best I've ever had at Calm.

Jacqueline C.

The most soothing, warm and welcoming spot in Dublin. An incredible relief from the general anxiety of the last year.. I genuinely felt lighter and brighter leaving, then when I arrived and it will be the first place I go when it's safe to do so again.


Beautiful space, friendly and professional staff. Floated away. Highly recommend the massage facial combo.

Ciara S.

Had an excellent deep tissue massage with Jenny Fitzpatrick, I feel like new woman after it.

Aoife L.

Niamh was wonderful and pleasant and hygiene standards were impeccable which is very re-assuring

Anne D.

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