Swedish massage is the most common type of massage. Its primary goal is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. It is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and increasing flexibility while easing tension.
Therapeutic massage is a combination of techniques used to alleviate chronic symptoms. The modality relies heavily on the therapist's skill derived from years of experience, knowledge of the body and instincts. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia.