A Swedish massage is the most widely practiced type of massage. This type of massage relies on specific percussive movements and deliberate movements such as a long smooth stroke using one or both hands, both of which set it apart from other types of massage.
For example, a deep tissue massage relies more on using the hands, arms, and elbows to achieve the desired result. Unlike hot stone massage, which uses heated stones to help prep the muscles, a Swedish massage therapist incorporates gentle calming movements.
Some of the most notable benefits of a Swedish massage include:
Relaxation technique for stress
Healing powers of massage
Skin therapy through massage
Massage therapy aids pain relief