The ultimate in relaxation, this is the kind of massage most commonly given in spas. Oil is applied to the body in soothing light strokes that melt away stress.

 Techniques include gentle rocking, effleurage ( light, long strokes), petrissage (circular manipulation), tapotement (percussive techniques) and perhaps some light assisted stretching as well. This massage technique is mostly suitable for people who don't like much pressure application on the body.