Swedish Massage Bellingham

Why is Swedish so popular?

The basis for Swedish Massage is using long, rhythmic strokes, to help the brain and body relax in tandem. Its relaxing, therapeutic nature is one of the many reasons that Swedish massage continues to be one of the most requested and delivered therapy modalities in studios across the country. Deep tissue massage therapy is similar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints).

Monroe Healing caters to the person’s bodies needs integrating Deep tissue, Neuromuscular, MLD (manual lymph drainage) where appropriate. Discuss with Annie the appropriate treatment for you.

Swedish Massage for Relaxation and Increased Circulation


  • Relieves Fatigue
  • Helps with Anxiety
  • Relieves Pain
  • Reduces Scar Tissue

Swedish Massage is well established

Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in this fast-paced world may be idealistic, massage can, without a doubt, help manage stress. Avid massage recipients often report a sense of perspective, clarity and calmness after receiving a massage. The emotional balance bodywork provides can be just as vital and valuable as the tangible physical benefits.

​May the work of your hands be a sign of reverence and gratitude to the human condition.        - Mahatma Gandhi -

Healing done right

Talk about how your Swedish Technique helps healing

Prior to Annie, I thought I knew what a massage was. Never before have I had someone with such depth of knowledge and passion for the subject lay their hands (or feet) on me. Her capacity for communication, recognition of muscles in need, and efficacy in application are unparalleled.

John Poor

Ashiatsu Massage

Ashiatsu is a Japanese technique using the feet to deliver deep tissue massage that is deeply relaxing and effective at getting to your sorest spots.

Oncology Massage

Cancer survivors and sufferers need special massage care and techniques that are sensitive to the issues caused by the disease and its treatments.

Lymphatic Massage

Lymphatic Massage, or Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD) is a light touch technique and I'm one of the only certified MLD providers in Whatcom County. 

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.

Scalp Massage

The scalp is highly sensitive and massaging it has a unique range of benefits. Scalp massage stimulates nerves and blood vessels and calms muscle tension in your head, neck and upper back.

Elder Massage

Geriatric massage can be especially helpful for maintaining and improving overall health as we age. It also has been shown to relieve anxiety and provide comfort, especially to touch-deprived elderly clients.