Find a swedish massage therapists in San Francisco, CA

Find swedish massage therapists in San Francisco, CA

Find swedish massage therapists in San Francisco, CA

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Top 10 swedish massage therapists in San Francisco, CA

Clients agree: these therapists are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Eddy's Massage & Body Work

Eddy's Massage & Body Work

1 hire on Thervo
11+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Ian S. says, "It is always a great feeling after a massage session with this expert. Eddy has always been a professional when it comes to provide a massage or make me feel at ease. His studio in Concord is very clean and comfortable and provides great amenities. Thank you Eddy." Read more
Angelic Hands

Angelic Hands

5 hires on Thervo
2+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Matthew A. says, "On time. Very professional. Very attuned to attend to me needs. Very polite and curtious. Felt immediate relief and would definitely recommend to everyone. A++++" Read more
Tri My Touch Massage

Tri My Touch Massage

26+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Julian L. says, "Damian is an amazing Amma massage guru and healer. I've had massages from Damian when I'm in an "I can hardly move and everything hurts" state --- particularly after days of tree climbing / tree work, chain-sawing fallen trees, and other physically taxing activities. Damian's training and experience and his amazing communication skills and personal warmth means that you can trust him to apply just the right pressure in just the right places to get you from hurting to healed. I highly recommend Damian -- 100% on trust, 100% on skill, and 100% on results!" Read more
East West Integrative Medicine

East West Integrative Medicine

New on Thervo
21+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
With over 20 years of serving the San Francisco community our massage practitioners offer a variety of therapeutic modalities - deep tissue, neuromuscular reprogramming, lymphatic, prenatal, and sports massage.


New on Thervo
1 hire on Thervo
20+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
I’m a certified massage therapist I’ve been a massage therapist for over 15 years , specializing a deep tissue, sport massage, tuina, shiatsu, pain relieve, a spiritual body massage, also cupping. My customers and patients are coming to see me very often and super appreciative. I like my job very much .

Your swedish massage questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thervo.

How much does a Swedish massage cost?

The average cost of a Swedish massage is $50 to $90 for a 1-hour session. Prices vary by location, the therapist's experience level, the facility type and reputation, the length of the session, and whether you add on extra services like body scrubs or aromatherapy.

  • Swedish massage sessions range from 30 to 120+ minutes, with shorter sessions typically costing more per minute.
  • Mobile, in-home Swedish massage therapy costs $100 to $130 per hour.

How much do you tip for a Swedish massage?

Tipping 15% to 20% for a Swedish massage is standard in most regions. If your massage therapist works in a non-medical office, a good part of your fee goes to the facility, not the therapist. Therefore, even though tipping is not required, doing so can make a huge impact on a massage therapist's take-home pay.

  • Most therapists prefer a cash tip since they receive it right away instead of having to wait for it in their paycheck.
  • If you are using a gift certificate or discount coupon, tip based on the full price of the service.
  • Consider tipping more during the holidays if you see the same therapist on a regular basis.

What is a Swedish massage?

Swedish massage involves long, slow, kneading strokes with light to deep pressure, and sometimes tapping and vibrating hand movement techniques. The focus of a Swedish massage is to gently relieve muscle tension and relax the entire body. Swedish massage—called "classic" massage in Europe—is among the most popular types of massage.

What should you wear to a Swedish massage session?

Wear comfortable, unrestrictive clothing to your appointment so you can remain relaxed getting dressed after the session. For a full-body Swedish massage, most therapists recommend undressing to your comfort level. Some people undress completely, while others leave underwear on. You are typically covered with a sheet or towels during the session, with the therapist uncovering only the body part they are working on. 

What is the difference between Swedish and deep tissue massage?

Swedish massage uses mostly long, gentle strokes intended to relax the body and relieve stress and tension. Deep tissue massage involves similar strokes and techniques but uses more pressure and typically focuses on relieving pain and tension in specific areas rather than the whole body.

How do I choose the best Swedish massage near me?

When searching for a Swedish massage spa or office near you, be sure to:

  • Look for a massage therapist or company that is licensed, insured, and has been in business for 5+ years.
  • Verify their credentials and licensure information. Most states have a database online where you can look up a therapist's license and status.
  • If your state does not require massage therapists to be licensed, look for a therapist who has at least 500 hours of training from a reputable massage therapy program.
  • Look for a therapist who is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) or the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP).
  • Check their reviews on Thervo and Google.
  • Ask for references.

What questions should I ask when searching for a Swedish massage therapist?

Consider asking these questions to help you choose the best Swedish massage therapist near you:

  • How long have you been practicing Swedish massage?
  • What training and certifications do you hold?
  • Are you a member of any professional organizations?
  • Are you licensed and insured?
  • What is your availability?
  • Do you offer any add-on services, and how much do they cost?
  • Do you require a health questionnaire?
  • Are you running any specials or package deals?
  • What is your cancellation policy?

Reviews for San Francisco swedish massage therapists

Recent success stories from people in the San Francisco area.
Ekke P.
Eddy is a gifted professional massage therapist. I’ve been seeing Eddy every month for over 6 years at his Studio and come to my house sometimes. He skillfully combines deep tissue and Thai massage. His massage technique is both relaxing and therapeutic. He Is friendly and professional and cares deeply about providing the best experience for his clients. One of the best massages I have ever had. I highly recommend. Can't wait to go back for longer session!
Eddy's Massage & Body Work
Penelope Jane S.
I’ve been working with Damian for years, and I appreciate his depth of experience and understanding. He is a master of his craft and shares his enthusiasm for vibrant health and vitality. I’m so grateful that he offers the option of traveling to me since it’s very hard for me to get away between work and kids. I’ll totally hire him again. Highly recommend.
Tri My Touch Massage
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