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Swedish massage therapy (the most popular type) is the most well-known. It involves gentle, rhythmic, tapping strokes that are light and rhythmic on the topmost layer of your muscles. This can be combined with movement in the joints. Swedish therapy has the ability to relax and energize muscles tension. It may even be beneficial after an injury.
They interviewed the participants after their massages and found that those who had Thai massage felt mentally invigorated and physically energized.