Swedish massage is one of the most commonly taught and well-konwn massage techniques, Swedish massage is a vigorous system of treatment designed to energise the body by stimulation. five basic strokes, all flowing toward the heart, are used to manipulate the soft tissues if the body. the disrobed client is covered by a sheet, with only the area being worked on exposed. therapists use a combination of kneading , rolling, vibrational, percussive, and tapping movements, with the application of oil, to reduce generalised relaxation, dissolution of scar tissue adhesion, and improved circulation, which may speed healing and reduce swelling from injury.
Deep tissue massage techniques that utilize deep-tissue/deep-muscle massage are administered to affect the sub-layer of musculature and fascia. these techniques require advanced training and through understanding of anatomy and physiology. the muscle must be relaxed in order to effectively perform deep-tissue massage, otherwise tight surface muscles prevent the practitioner from reaching deeper musculature. it helps with chronic muscular pain and injury rehabilitation and reduces inflammation-related pain caused by arthritis and tendinitis. it is generally integrated with other massage techniques.