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A massage therapy session is only effective if you relax and let yourself go. Deep tissue massage is a fantastic way to relax and release tension. A Swedish massage uses slow, firm strokes to relieve muscle tension. It is best used for those who wish to feel relief and who experience some mild to moderate pain or stress. Muscle tissue massage techniques involve applying pressure to certain areas of the body. You need to target tight muscles and minimize loosening of tight muscles. Deep tissue massage has been shown to increase blood circulation and decrease inflammation. It's also been proven to improve circulation and reduce swelling following an injury or operation.