The most common type of massage is Swedish massage therapy. By relieving muscle tension, Swedish massages can be both relaxing and energizing. A session lasts for 45 to 60 minutes and addresses most major muscle groups of the body. With Swedish sessions, I can target specific areas of pain like a sprained ankle or stiff shoulder, or help manage the chronic pain that comes with conditions like arthritis. By using strokes that improve circulation and increase body-wide relaxation, the massage can help make many painful conditions more bearable. The long strokes towards the heart drain metabolic waste from the limbs of the body and other strokes like cross-fibre friction work out the kinks that can accompany injured muscles. These strokes help get rid of scar tissue and return the muscles to their normal, relaxed, healthy state.