Generally considered the most common form of massage, Swedish massage techniques form the classical manipulations used by a massage therapist. Swedish massage therapy involves a wide combination of strokes and concentrates on the muscles and connective tissues of the body for improved circulation, relaxation, reducing pain perception, loosening muscle fibre, and overall health maintenance and well-being. Swedish relaxation massage therapy reduces stress, both emotional and physical, and is suggested in a regular program for stress management. It also has many specific medical uses.