Swedish massage uses five styles of strokes. The five basic strokes are effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber or with the fibers) and vibration/shaking.
Involves using deep pressure techniques to reduce deep muscular pain and tightness.
It most commonly includes kneading and manipulation of muscles, joint mobilization and joint manipulation.
Prenatal massage shares many of the goals of regular massage – to relax tense muscles, ease sore spots, improve circulation and mobility, and just make you feel good.