Swedish massage therapy is the most popular type of massage performed today. The Swedish massage technique was originally created by Henri Peter Ling, a Swedish physiologist in 1812. The Swedish body massage technique is so comprehensive that today, many other popular forms of massages offered at spas such as sports, advanced deep tissue and aromatherapy, are all influenced by it. This is a gentle form of massage that uses long strokes kneading, deep circular movements, vibration and tapping to help relax and energize you. One of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial not only for stress relief and relaxation but also for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, boosting the immune system, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension The massage therapist generally uses massage oil to facilitate making long, smooth strokes over the body. These movements can be very relaxing and bring about feelings of relaxation, comfort and well-being.