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, including sports
massage, deep 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 topeople 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.