Swedish vs. Deep Tissue

Swedish massage is used to relax, while Deep Tissue Massage releases deeper layers of tight muscles and connective tissue.


Swedish massage uses long, flowing strokes with light, medium, or firm pressure depending on your preference, but it should never be painful because the goal is to relax.


But Deep Tissue Massage uses shorter and deeper strokes that may be less pleasant. If you don’t like the pain right now, you’ll love how supple you’ll be later.

If needed, Swedish and Deep Tissue can be used together for double the benefit.