Swedish massage is considered one of the most well-known massage techniques in the world. Swedish massage is based on the Chinese philosophy of massage while its present form fits western lifestyle standards. Swedish massage consists of 5 different movements and techniques, which include effleurage, η ζύμωση, petrissage, friction and vibration. The above techniques form the basis upon which numerous modern massage techniques were based on.
Swedish massage can be delivered to the entire body from the individual's head until the soles of their feet with impressive results. In other words, Swedish massage enables the treatment of muscle tension while improving blood circulation throughout the body. Another advantage of this form of massage is its ability to combat chronic pain and activate the lymphatic system by enhancing purification of toxins in the body.