Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.
This massage can be altered into Deep Tissue application which involves the use of the elbow, forearm and double thumb pressure for acute/chronic trigger point areas. The application of this manual technique goes from light to moderate into a more focused firm pressure as oppossed to the Swedish stroking patterns.