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 In Touch Massage Therapy, Swedish Massage may be incorporated into sessions prior to deep tissue massage.