$40/ hr. The Swedish modality has one main focus: relaxation. However, through soft, long strokes and touches of effleurage, petrissage, friction and tapotement, Swedish is also therapeuticall beneficial by relieving muscle tension, increasing blood flow to critical areas and breaking down scar tissue. This modality was first developed by a Swedish doctor Dr, Per Henrik Ling. Though it possesses more than just Swedish influence. With techniques borrowed from several conutries, including China, Egypt, etc, Swedish massage is worldly in nature and combines many practices to create a massage experience that has become popular for good reason. Swedish massage is very therapeutic and very relaxing.