Swedish Massage - For pure relaxation and stress management.
Swedish Massage is the basic relaxation technique named after the Swedish physiologist and gymnastics instructor who devised the strokes. It incorporates long, smooth, flowing strokes to promote general relaxation. In contrast to Deep Tissue Massage, this style of massage targets the superficial musculature mainly.
This style of massage could be seen as the corner stone upon which the industry of Remedial Massage was built, because this is the basic style of massage from which most (if not all) other techniques were based. Essentially the difference between Swedish and any other technique in massage is the depth of pressure and the intent of the massage (relaxation, increasing flexibility, correcting postural habits, etc).