Relaxation massage uses a combination of stroke styles to help relax the body. The client does not expect to feel discomfort or pain and may fall asleep. If there is any discomfort or pain it will be low and not endured for a prolonged period. Relaxation massage is also known as a Swedish massage. Swedish massage uses five styles of long, flowing strokes to massage. The five basic strokes are effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber) and vibration/shaking. Swedish massage has shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness, and improvement in patients mobility. Swedish massage is also good for circulation lymphatic flow calming nervous system. The development of Swedish massage is often inaccurately credited to Per Henrik Ling, though the Dutch practitioner Johann Georg Mezger adopted the French names to denote the basic strokes.