Swedish massage is one of the most common forms of massage. It is used in pretty much every massage to warm the tissue or apply lotion. It is also a great way to offer a breather to muscles from a deep tissue massage. The Swedish technique features long gliding strokes and is a great way to increase circulation in the body. It also provides exceptional relaxation because it’s not intended to be a deep tissue massage. It is a great benefit to tight and tense muscles, especially when stress is a contributor to the tension.