Stiff or tense muscles can slow blood circulation. A Swedish massage consists of a series of palm strokes that serve to relax and soothe tense muscles, thereby boosting circulation and allowing the blood to flow more freely. Reflexology or foot massages are said to invigorate and energise blood flow. This holistic treatment is based on the theory that the reflex points on the soles of our feet correspond to other areas of the body. Applying pressure to these areas can stimulate circulation, even in internal organs.