Swedish Massage is applied to the more superficial layers of the muscle. Swedish strokes knead and use friction as well as firmly or lightly glide over muscle tissue. Your therapist may also incorporate the use of active or passive joint movement. Swedish Massage stimulates both the circulatory system by returning blood flow to the heart as well as the lymphatic system by flushing out wastes and toxic debris. At Massage Therapy of Boston, Swedish Massage strokes may be incorporated into sessions in order to help flush out tight muscles after deep strokes have been applied.