All Swedish massage starts with the therapist oiling your skin and stroking your body. Such movements will make your muscle tissue warmed up and ease your tension and step by step break up muscle knots, called adhesions. It has many health benefits, relaxation most in particular.
After a brief word, the therapist guides you to lie down on the table either face up or down, and underneath the sheet or towel. After that, the therapist will leave the room. When he or she enters again, he or she will knock to ask if you are ready.