Swedish massage is the most commonly offered and best known type of massage throughout the massage world. Swedish massage is the building block for many other types of Western massage, including sports, deep tissue and aromatherapy. It uses a firm but gentle pressure to improve the circulation, ease muscle aches and tension, create relaxation and improve flexibility. I recommend all all first time clients to begin with a swedish massage. Swedish massage's main purpose is relaxation, some even call the swedish massage a swedish/relaxation massage or just a relaxation massage. Most massage types use a variety of similar strokes (movements), but some incorporate deeper (more firm) pressure than swedish massage, and/or a higher percentage of strokes against each-other. Learn more about massage at massage & relaxation main.