Massage Techniques

Whether you seek a relaxing Swedish Massage, a firmer, more deep tissue session, or the TLC of a Prenatal Massage, Art of Massage Chicago has got you covered. Book online today.

Swedish Massage Therapy

Most Western Massage Therapy training is based on a series of techniques developed in Sweden early in the 19th century. Swedish Massage employs five main techniques: petrissage (kneading), effleurage (stroking), friction, tapotement (tapping), and vibration. It is used for general relaxation, stress relief, and general wellness. A typical Swedish session includes work on back, neck, shoulders, arms, hands, legs, feet, and head (by request), but sessions can be tailored to fit clients’ specific needs. Available in 60- or 90-minute sessions.

Deep Tissue Massage

A form of Swedish Massage that gets to the deeper tissue structures of the muscle and fascia. It can release tension in the tissues and loosen adhered layers of connective tissues. Everyone seems to have a different definition of what “deep tissue” means. An open line of communication is critical during a Deep Tissue session to determine what the appropriate pressure level is for you. Available in 60- or 90-minute sessions.

Specialty Massage

Prenatal Massage 

This style of bodywork is for expectant or new mothers. Prenatal Massage can be performed safely throughout all trimesters of pregnancy. The intention is to relax mothers-to-be as they adapt to the various stages and bodily changes during pregnancy. This is available as a 60-minute or 90-minute session.