Swedish body massage is the original massage technique involving a sequence of movements working superficially and deeper into the tissue layers. The therapist uses a mixture of firm, but relaxing strokes to relieve tension in muscles and leave the body feeling relaxed and stress free, providing an overall feeling of well being. It can be used for relaxation or stimulation, depending on the client’s individual needs.


  • 30 mins – £25
  • 60 mins – £40
  • A 50% deposit is required at the point of booking in order to secure your appointment.
  • We operate a 24 hour cancellation policy. Any clients who cancel within 24 hours or do not attend their appointment will lose their deposit.
  • *Please note we see over 16 year olds only*

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Swedish Massage at Sunderland Physiotherapy Clinic


  • Increases blood flow around the body, flushing out waste products and cleansing internal organs
  • Improved circulation
  • Improved rate of tissue repair
  • Pain relief in muscles and joints
  • Reduced stress and tension, relieving physical and mental fatigue

What to expect during treatment?

The therapist will begin by taking a full medical history. You’ll then be given time to undress privately and lie down on the massage table, usually heated for extra comfort. You will be covered in soft towels and your therapist will uncover one little bit of you at a time depending on the area to be massaged. The therapist will use oil to carry out the Swedish body massage which can help to nourish the skin and allow a flowing massage.

Side effects of Massage

You may experience a reaction when your body begins the process of healing itself and eliminating toxins. These reactions are a positive sign that the body has responded well to the treatment and is beginning to heal itself. These side effects should subside in 12-24 hours. The following reactions may occur after treatment:

  • Tiredness due to the release of toxins
  • More visits to the toilet to get rid of waste and toxins
  • Headaches or nausea
  • Spots may occur due to released toxins
  • Flare up of previously suppressed conditions
  • Perspiration/Runny nose – the body excreting waste

Aftercare advice

  • Drink plenty of water or herbal teas
  • Avoid excess tea, coffee and alcohol for the next 12 hours
  • Avoid heavy meals for the next few hours
  • Cut down on smoking
  • Avoid driving immediately after treatment if you feel excessively drowsy
  • Make time to relax
  • As oils have been used avoid sunbathing/ sun-bed use for 24 hour


If you would like to book a Swedish Body Massage, have any questions or would like some more information, then please do get in touch.