Swedish massage is the most common and most well known type of massage especially in the United States and Western Cultures . If it’s your first time with massage or you don’t get massage often, Swedish massage is a great place to start. Swedish massage is the foundation for all other types of massage, including sports massage, deep tissue massage and myofascial massage. It is typically recommended to schedule a 60 minute session or longer for your first visit in order for the therapist to have enough to address and assess the tissues in the whole body. After your initial visit, your therapist will discuss how often you should schedule your massage factoring in your specific needs and goals for massage. If you want deeper work and can tolerate more pressure to get relief from chronic muscle pain, it’s better to book a deep tissue massage, which is another form of Swedish massage. If you have discomfort or pain, it will likely take a series of massages to achieve best results.