Swedish massage is the most common and best-known type of massage in the West. It's the foundation of Western massages. based on the Western concepts of anatomy and physiology. If it's your first time at the spa or you don't get massage often, Swedish massage is the best place to start. Most people get a 60-minute Swedish or deep tissue massage, but 90-minutes gives the therapist more time to work the muscle tissue and achieve results. If you want deeper work and can tolerate more pressure to get relief from chronic muscle pain, it's better to book a deep tissue massage, which is another form of Swedish massage.