Swedish Massage

Originating in Sweden, the Swedish massage is undoubtedly one of the most popular massages used by therapists in many parts of the western world. Highly acknowledged as the basis for all other forms of massages, the Swedish massage is loved by both genders and all ages. It is perhaps most popular and loved by therapists and clients alike as it reduces stress on the body and is gentle on tender muscles.



A Swedish massage at Azure Massage Rockhampton includes the following benefits:


1. Quickening the recovery time of painful muscular strains.

2. Increasing blood circulation without adding stress on the heart.

3. Gently treating ligaments and tendons without aggravating existing conditions.

4. Alleviating emotional and physical stress.

5. Encouraging the release of endorphins which promote feelings of contentment and well-being.


Azure Massage Rockhampton ensures your Swedish massage is perfectly aligned to respond with your body. You will leave us feeling relaxed, refreshed and reinvigorated.


Our Swedish massage consists of the following technical movements:


• Effleurage: a form of gliding with the palms, thumbs and fingertips

• Petrissage: a focused kneading movement with hands, thumbs and fingertips

• Friction: a concentrated circular movement with the palms, thumb, or fingertips

• Vibration: an oscillatory movement that vigorously shakes the body

• Percussion: pleasantly quick tapping on the body

• Tapotement: a percussive movement where the hand rhythmically stimulates the

body using technical skills. It may involve chopping, cupping and hand pounding

• Passive and Active Movements: gently maneuvering the body at the natural bends to stretch

and bring them back to their relaxed and natural position.



It is always advisable to indicate what degree of intensity you would like your massage to be. Your comfort and well-being is our paramount priority. For instance, some people love a calming, relaxing, soothing massage with gentle gliding of the fingers, hands and arms, whilst other people prefer their massage to be more focused on stressed areas and relish nothing more than vigorous and robust treatment.



At Azure Massage Rockhampton we strive to make you feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible so please tell us how intense you would like your massage to be. Our clients have provided feedback to us and many are repeat clientele.

We invite you now to get in touch with us by calling, texting or emailing us for an appointment.

Please refer to our Contact Us page.