What is Mild Swedish massage?

Category: Physical Therapy


Generic name: Massage Therapy

Massage therapy, also known as Swedish massage, is the most common form of massage therapy in the United States. Massage therapists use long, smooth strokes, kneading and other movements focused on superficial layers of muscle using massage oil or lotion.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Fibromyalgia 2 1
Pain 2 1
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 1 1
Burning sensation between shoulders 1 0
Muscle and joint pain 1 0
Stiffness/spasticity 1 1

Show all 7 reasons taken

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Mild Swedish massage

Side effect Patients Percentage
Muscle soreness 1

Why patients stopped taking Mild Swedish massage

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Expense 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Other 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped going to Mild Swedish massage


Stopped going to Mild Swedish massage

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 1
2 - 5 years 2
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 1
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 1
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2 patient evaluations for Mild Swedish massage

Nov 27, 2011 (Started Sep 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support quality of life)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 180 min Monthly
Advice & Tips: i have found the Swedish method excellent. Next day slightly sore.

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 1, 2010 (Started Jun 21, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Helps circulation, muscle tightness, etc........feels good!)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: I always felt sooo good after the weekly massage. It invigorated my mental health, as well as being physically satisfying. Just felt I couldn't continue these on our current fixed income.
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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