Swedish massage is the foundation upon which all other massage is built. It is a great way to relax and also build up your immune system. Generally, the client is nude beneath a draping that covers the entire body. Only the part of the body that the therapist is working on is exposed. This is a good relaxing first time massage.
Heny Peter Ling is the Swedish physiologist who pioneered Swedish massage. Hence the name for massage that includes five basic techniques: effleurage, friction, petrissage, tapotement, and vibration.