Swedish massage is what comes to mind for most when massage is mentioned. It is generally known as Relaxation Massage.  Flowing strokes, deep kneading, surface friction and joint movement are all used to create a deeply relaxing and healing effect on the body.

Swedish massage is generally done at a moderate to slow speed, soothing rhythm, with deeper or lighter pressure depending on your preference. Many people drift off into a relaxing state of consciousness somewhere between sleep and awake during this style of massage.