The most widely recognized and commonly used category of massage is the Swedish massage. Swedish massage uses five basic styles of strokes that are effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber or with the fibers) and vibration/shaking.
Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension and pain.
Time for massage, examples
-Full body massage: 90min - 120
-Half body massage: 60min -75min
-Neck, shoulders, back massage: 45min - 60min
-Neck, shoulders, upper-back massage: 30-60min