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Relaxing Swedish Massage

Our Relaxing Swedish Massage sessions consist of traditional more gentle massage techniques. This is suitable for professional or recreational athletes as a recovery massage after exercise or a big event such as a marathon, half marathon or triathlon. These massage techniques are extensively used in professional sport in recovery sessions along with acupuncture, cold water immersion and yoga.

A gentle Swedish massage is also suitable for office workers who suffer from a stiff neck, back and shoulders from spending long hours at a desk, but perhaps won’t tolerate the firm pressure of one of our Express or Deluxe Sports Massages. Your relaxing massage will be be delivered by a Chartered Physiotherapist or Registered Osteopath.

This type of gentle and relaxing massage stimulates the muscles and fascia, creating heat and friction that loosens up adhesions at the soft tissues interfaces and deactivates tension points in the muscles. 

Swedish massage also promotes blood flow to the massaged areas bringing in fresh oxygen and nutrients and stimulates lymph flow from the massaged areas to remove waste products.

A Swedish massage also stimulates the brain to produce endorphins and serotonin, chemicals that produce a greater sense of wellbeing and relaxation. Serotonin production also promotes deep restorative sleep. It’s quite possible you will feel very sedate after this massage and will probably have a very sound night sleep.

It’s important to drink lots of water after a Relaxing Swedish Massage as one of the effects is increased lymph and blood flow to and from the area massaged. This can release toxins and chemicals from body tissues and increase detoxification. Drinking water after your massage will help this process.

Ready to Make a Change?

At Wandsworth Physiotherapy & Osteopathy we're focused on getting you out of pain and back to what you love doing, from simply sitting comfortably to playing with your kids, getting back into the gym or being able to run 5k again, our expert Physiotherapists, Podiatrists & Osteopaths are here to help!


Please take note of our cancellation policy at the bottom of the page.

Benefits of Swedish Massage

Delux Swedish Massage

The Deluxe Relaxing Swedish Massage is 1 hour and perfect for those who want to indulge themselves in a whole body treatment, promote a deep and relaxed state and promote quality and restorative sleep. This massage will treat the neck, upper back and shoulders, the rotator cuff, the mid and lower back, the glutes, hamstring, quads and calves with calming restorative massage therapy.

The Express, Deluxe and Super Deluxe massages are delivered by a Chartered Physiotherapist or Registered Osteopath.

During a Relaxing Swedish Massage session no assessment or diagnosis of an injury will be made. If you have an injury that requires assessment and diagnosis you need to book a physiotherapy or osteopathy appointment.

Express Swedish Massage

Our most popular Relaxing Swedish Massage is the 30 minutes Express massage. This is perfect for tired stressed mums and office workers who develop pain and tension in the neck, back and shoulders. To prevent stress and injuries from occurring regular we recommend monthly maintenance Express Relaxing Swedish Massage sessions.

Super Deluxe Swedish Massage

The Super Deluxe Relaxing Swedish Massage is 90 minutes and perfect for those who want extra attention on certain areas and may also include head and foot massage, as well as the neck, upper back and shoulders, the rotator cuff, the mid and lower back, the glutes, hamstring, quads and calves.

Brilliant all round experience. After sustaining a marathon injury during training Wandsworth Physiotherapy managed to fit me in the next day and was back up and running within 2 weeks after three 30 minute sessions. Gave me exercises to go away and do in my own time too so felt like I was making the most of their and my time too.

Marina Williams

These guys are fantastic! Really quick to reply and they found me an appointment on the same day. I've since had regular treatments with Alessio who is excellent, and my torn IT band, shoulder and other ailments are much improved. Brilliant for both sports injuries and wellness.

Gerry Sweetland

Booked an appointment for the same day on a Saturday. Adele has been very welcoming and helpful, providing useful advice as well as efficient treatment. Great local clinic, will definitely come back and recommend.

Jean Reverdy

Steve was excellent. Long term/complex shoulder injury treated over a number of sessions - patient, curious and methodical. Great treatments and programme of exercises and I'm back to pain free swimming.

~ Nick Outlaw

I've been several times for several different problems and Steve has always been excellent. He listens really carefully and asks good questions to find out exactly what's wrong, and is very clear with follow-up exercises to continue the therapy at home. Highly recommend him!

Vanessa Harriss

Meet The Team


& Massage Therapist

Francesca Barosso


Osteopath & Women's
Health Specialist

Francesca Barosso


Massage Therapist


Chartered Physiotherapist
& Massage Therapist


Chartered Physiotherapist
& Nutritional Therapist 

Francesca Barosso


Massage Therapist





Francesca Barosso


Clinical Administrator
& Receptionist

Francesca Barosso


Clinical Administrator
& Receptionist

Francesca Barosso


Clinical Administrator
& Receptionist

Clinic Address

338 Old York Road,
SW18 1SS

Get In Touch

Request a call back - tell us about your problem… if you’re not sure what physiotherapy or osteopathy are and whether they can help your problem request a call back from one of our expert therapists. We can listen to your problem and let you know if we can help... just leave your details using the contact form and we'll be in touch as soon as possible!

Cancellation Policy

Please note we have a 24 hour cancellation policy. Please respect our Physiotherapists and Osteopaths and give them more than 24 hours notice if you need to change or cancel an appointment. Failure to do so will incur a cancellation charge and may affect future appointments that we are able to offer you.
Thank you.

Telephone Reception

We have reception cover most of the time we are open, however if you can't get through it's quick and easy to book online. Please be aware that calls to Wandsworth Physiotherapy & Osteopathy are recorded to comply with ICO data protection and the recordings are stored for 3 months then deleted. All stored information is password protected.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 20:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 20:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 20:30
Thursday 08:00 - 20:30
Friday 08:00 - 20:30
Saturday 09:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 15:00


338 Old York Road, SW18 1SS

0203 322 9455

Open 7 Days