Swedish massage therapy is what comes to mind when most people think about massage. As the best-known type of massage performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. Massage oil or cream is used in conjunction with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. Swedish massage uses firm but gentle pressure to promote relaxation, ease muscle tension and create other health benefits. It is a classic massage that will ease your stress and allow you to slip into a calm state of relaxation. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.