What is Swedish Massage?

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Purpose of Swedish Massage

Swedish massage is the most common type of massage and is the one most people are familiar with.  The main goal of this type massage is relaxation and stress relief.  The pressure used can be light to medium.  It combines long, gliding strokes with other techniques all designed to relax the whole body.


This type of massage utilizes long, gliding strokes, vibration, tapotement (percussion-like tapping), friction, and kneading.  These techniques are combined or chosen depending on the needs of the individual client.

Benefits of Swedish Massage

Most people understand that Swedish massage will relax you.  What most people do not realize is that it also provides many other benefits such as:

  • Increases circulation
  • Improves flexibility
  • Increases the amount of oxygen in the blood
  • Helps to flush out toxins in the muscles
  • Greatly decreases tension in the muscles thereby reducing pain
  • Decreases the levels of cortisol in the body (our main stress hormone)
  • Increases immunity to help fight colds and flu

Do We Offer Swedish Massage?

Yes.  Many of our sessions include Swedish massage but we combine Swedish with other techniques such as hot stone therapy and Hawaiian Lomi Lomi.  I have gotten a lot of massages in the last 15 years and the best massages I have ever experienced are those where the therapist uses more than one technique.

The sessions that we offer that have Swedish massage included are the 90 Minutes of Heaven, Traveler’s Delight, Heavenly Relaxation Massage, Prenatal Massage, Couple Massage, etc.  For a complete list of our sessions CLICK HERE.

Schedule Your Session

To schedule your therapeutic massage simply call or text Donna at 216-640-6851.  We offer day, evening and weekend times to accommodate your schedule.  No walk-ins.  Everything is done by appointment.

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Donna Agrinsonis

Donna Agrinsonis is a massage therapist licensed through the Medical Board of Ohio. She serves clients through her massage practice – Heavenly Healing Hands Massage Therapy – located in the heart of Beachwood, Ohio. She and her staff specialize in couple’s massage, deep tissue, relaxation massage, and sports massage. Donna is also certified in prenatal massage. Donna has a background working in high-end spas, chiropractic clinics and she used to head up the massage services at a prominent country club in Beachwood. All sessions offered through her practice are super therapeutic and contain some form of hot stone therapy and real bodywork designed to have clients moving better, experiencing less pain, and feeling like a brand new person…

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