Swedish massage a very common type of massage. It is popular because it is one of the most comfortable massages.
Swedish massage combines various techniques including gliding, kneading, and massaging across the "grain" of your muscles to releive tension.
Usually Swedish massage has a slightly faster tempo to increase circulation. Your massage therapist will use lotion or oil to lubricate the skin while kneading the muscles to increase circulation.
A sheet or towel is used during all our massages for privacy, but it also serves as a blanket during a Swedish massage to keep your body warm. This further aids circulation.
For more see Swedish Massage.
See other types of massage therapy.