Swedish massage is the one with which most people are familiar. Its flowing, kneading, and passive joint movements release tensions and promote general relaxation. It also stimulates nerve endings in the skin and connective tissue, increasing blood and lymph circulation.
Like all other massage therapies, you should only use Swedish massage as an add-on to any medical treatments you're already receiving for a specific condition. Never use massage as a substitute for your regular therapy. To find a qualified massage therapist, talk to your doctor and check with an integrated health center (many major medical centers now offer these).Also look online; there are national associations for massage therapists and they offer provider locator services.