This is the most common massage therapy performed in the United States known as Swedish massage. A massage therapist will utilize long smooth strokes, circular movements and kneading on superficial layers of muscle using massage lotion or oil. Swedish massage therapy can be very gentle and relaxing and can vary in pressure depending on your specific requirements. The relaxation effects will help put your mind and body in an optimal place of healing and relief. If you've never had massage before or find other types of massages too painful this is a good way to go.