Swedish massage is the most common and best-known type of massage  in the

West. It's the foundation for other types of Western massage, includingsports

massagedeep tissue massage and aromatherapy massage, and is based

on the Western concepts of anatomy and physiology, as opposed to energy work

on "meridians" or sen lines in Asian massage systems.

If it's your first time at the spa or you don't get massage often, Swedish massage

is the best place to start.Most people get a 50 or 60-minute Swedish or deep tissue

massage, but 75 or 90-minutes gives the therapist more time to work the muscle

tissue and achieve results. If you want deeper work and can tolerate more pressure

 to get relief from chronic muscle pain, it's better to book a deep tissue massage,

which is another form of Swedish massage.  If you have pain, it will likely take a

series of massages to get results.