Swedish massage

/swidɪʃ ˈmæsadʒ/ (say sweedish 'masahj)

a massage style characterised by long strokes, kneading, friction, vibration, etc., performed in a flowing sequence, and moving in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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