Swedish/Relaxation Massage

Swedish massage is thought to have originated through the hands of a Swede, but this article might poke some holes in that history, not to mention that all of the terminology associated with the modality happen to be French: petrissage, effleurage, tapotement.

Generally, a Swedish massage is lighter than a deep-tissue session, the strokes flow longer, and are sometimes accompanied by some passive range of motion stretches.