Swedish massage uses five styles of long, flowing strokes to massage. The five basic strokes are light touch, kneading, rhythmic tapping, compression, and vibration. Swedish massage has shown to be helpful in reducing pain, joint stiffness.
Reflexology involves massaging, squeezing or pushing parts of the feet, hands and ears with a goal of encouraging health throughout the body. This theory is based on a perceived energetic flow of “meridians” in the body.