Swedish massage is a gentle type of full-body massage that’s ideal for people who: are new to massage have a lot of tension are sensitive to touch It can help release muscle knots, and it’s also a good choice for when you want to fully relax during a massage. For this massage, you’ll remove your clothes, though you may choose to keep your underwear on. You’ll be covered with a sheet while lying on the massage table. The massage therapist will move the sheet to uncover areas that they are actively working on. The massage therapist will use a combination of: kneading long, flowing strokes in the direction of the heart deep circular motions vibration and tapping passive joint movement techniques Usually a Swedish massage will last for 60–90 minutes.